[ soh-pahy-pee-uh; Spanish saw-pahy-pee-yah ]
/ ˌsoʊ paɪˈpi ə; Spanish ˌsɔ paɪˈpi yɑ /

noun, plural so·pai·pil·las [soh-pahy-pee-uh z; Spanish saw-pahy-pee-yahs] /ˌsoʊ paɪˈpi əz; Spanish ˌsɔ paɪˈpi yɑs/. Mexican Cookery.

a small pastry made of deep-fried yeast dough and usually dipped in honey.

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Origin of sopaipilla

1935–40; < American Spanish, equivalent to Spanish sopaip(a) fritter or thick pancake soaked in honey (earlier also xopaipa < Mozarabic, derivative of šúppa, súppa piece of bread soaked in oil, Spanish sopa < Germanic; see sop, soup) + -illa diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019