[ soh-pahy-pee-uh; Spanish saw-pahy-pee-yah ]

noun,plural so·pai·pil·las [soh-pahy-pee-uhz; Spanish saw-pahy-pee-yahs]. /ˌsoʊ paɪˈpi əz; Spanish ˌsɔ paɪˈpi yɑs/. Mexican Cooking.
  1. a small pastry made of deep-fried yeast dough and usually dipped in honey.

Origin of sopaipilla

First recorded in 1935–40; from Latin American Spanish, equivalent to Spanish sopaip(a) “fritter or thick pancake soaked in honey” (earlier also xopaipa, from Mozarabic, derivative of šúppa, súppa “piece of bread soaked in oil,” Spanish sopa, from Germanic; see sop, soup) + -illa diminutive suffix

Words Nearby sopaipilla Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023