Borrowed from Spanish chimichurri, from Basque tximitxurri (t͡ʃimiˌt͡ʃuri, literally “a mixture of several things in no particular order”), from Basque immigrants to Argentina and Uruguay in the 19th century. Many folk etymologies also exist.
chimichurri (plural chimichurris)
- (uncountable) A sauce and marinade for grilled meat originally from Argentina, made from chopped parsley or cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, and paprika with olive oil.
2007 September 9, “Pork Bellies to Baguettes”, in New York Times:
- There are also platters of flavorful pork ribs glazed with smoky chipotle, chicken wings char-grilled with garlicky chimichurri, and plump mussels in green chili tortilla broth with leeks and oven dried tomatoes.
- (countable) A traditional pork sandwich eaten as a snack in the Dominican Republic
chimichurri m (plural chimichurris)