[soh-pahy-pee-uh; Spanish saw-pahy-pee-yah]
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.
Origin of sopaipilla
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also sopapilla, by 1983, from Mexican Spanish, ultimately from Old Spanish sopa "food soaked in liquid," from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *sup- (see sup (v.2)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper