Skip to Content

The 27 Meanings of Taco ~ The Royal Academy of Spanish



1. Piece of wood, metal or another matter, short and thick, that is fitted in some hole.

2. Piece of short and this wood.

3. Cylinder of rag, paper, burlap or similar item, that it is placed between the powder and the projectile in some firearms, so that the shot leaves with force.

4. Cylinder of rag, burlap, sand or another matter, used to compress the explosive charge in a bore hole.

5. A rod used to ram firearms; a ramrod.

6. A polished hardwood stick, near a meter and half length, thicker on one end than the other, with which the balls of billiards and the tricks are impelled and made to do tricks; a cue stick.

7. Small wooden tube which children play with, used to launch “tacos” of paper or other material by means of compressed air.

8. Set of the superposed sheets of paper that form a wall calendar.

9. Set of sheets of paper fastened in a single block.

10. Maize tortilla coiled with some food inside, typical of Mexico.

11. Lance that was used in quintain and ring jousting.

12. Colloquial. Each one of the pieces of cheese, ham, etc, that is cut to a certain thickness for an appetizer or snack.

13. Colloquial. Mouthful or very light food that is taken outside mealtimes.

14. Colloquial. Plastic or wood piece of a more or less extended form that is embedded in the wall for the purpose of providing a place to introduce nails or screws to hold another object in place.

15. Colloquial. Each one of the conical or pointed pieces that some sport shoes have to firmness to the step; cleat.

16. Colloquial. Wine drink.

17. Colloquial. A pile; a set of things upon others without order.

18. Colloquial. A tangle, a mess.

19. Colloquial. An oath, swear word, expletive.

20. Printing. Pole or wood piece used to tighten the wedges of the form.

21. Nautical. Wood piece that strengthens and reunites two or more elements of the helmet.

22. Granada. A fritter or “churro”.

23. South America and Puerto Rico. The heel of a piece of the footwear.

24. Argentina. A polo mallet.

25. Colloquial. Venezuela. A very competent, expert or capable person in some matter.

26. Jargon of gypsies or thieves. Belch or burp.

27. Plural. Colloquial. Years of age. Ex: “Juan tiene viente tacos.”

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

California Mandates Drug-Test Kits at Bars and Nightclubs Starting July 1st. Here’s What to Know

Roofies have been used as accomplices to sexual assault, human trafficking, theft, and other crimes. Bars and nightclub owners hope that providing drug-test kits for their drinks may help their customers feel safe and return more often despite a general dip in the consumption of alcohol in California.

June 21, 2024

‘Not Like Us:’ Kendrick Lamar Unifies Los Angeles In A One-Night-Only Juneteenth Concert, Placing West Coast Unity At the Forefront

“The Pop Out” wasn’t just a showcase of the breadth of talent and music that Los Angeles has to offer—it was a cultural renaissance, a presentation of art bursting with unity and West Coast pride. In a city with so much pain and suffering throughout history, “The Pop Out” showed that community is everything.

These Nayarit-Style, Ceviche-Stuffed ‘MarisCocos’ in Compton Taste Just As Good As They Do On the Beach

Each young coconut is macheted to order and imported from Colima. The tender meat is mixed in with the ceviche and its refreshing coconut water is served in a plastic bag. They are about the size of basketball and weigh five pounds—at least. It's officially summertime in Los Angeles!

June 20, 2024

Ten Architecture Gems to Visit in L.A.: If These Walls Could Talk

Did you know that one of the 11 world's most beautiful post offices in the world is located in Hollywood? And the "skinniest house" in the entire U.S. is located in Long Beach? Plus, Gargoyles. L.A. is for architecture lovers...if you know where to look.

How to Celebrate Juneteenth in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the place to be this Juneteenth, with a wider variety of free and exciting ways to celebrate, there is something for everyone to attend or participate in.

See all posts