Pronunciation: (en"chu-lä'du, -lad'u), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/enchilada.html on line 79 [key]
—n. Mexican Cookery.
1. a tortilla rolled and filled with a seasoned mixture, usually containing meat, and covered with a sauce flavored with chili.
2. big or top enchilada, Slang.someone regarded as the most important, influential, or dominant person in an organization: The police are hoping to catch the syndicate's big enchilada in the next raid.
3. whole enchilada, Slang.the entirety of something, esp. something impressive or outstanding: She has a job with money, prestige, and satisfaction—the whole enchilada.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.