Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crisp, puffy, deep-fried pastry often served with honey or syrup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, crisp, puffy, deep-fried pastry often served with honey.

Etymologies

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish sopaipa, fried dough sweetened with honey, from earlier xopaipa, from Mozarabic xupaipa, diminutive of šúppa, súppa, bread soaked in oil, from Old Spanish sopa, food soaked in liquid, of Germanic origin; see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His mother and father welcomed me as they did every good customer, by offering me a cup of café con leche and the specialty of the day, puff pastry called sopaipilla.

    Sea Escape

  • Tere's response is slightly different: "Just watching him on the screen makes my little sopaipilla start throbbing …."

    Loving Pedro Infante by Denise Chavez

  • Sorry, but putting powdered sugar on a sopaipilla should be illegal.

    Answer: Both!

  • It was hot and crisp on the outside, with sweet cool, not-from-a-can apples within, giving it all the allure of a fresh sopaipilla with the added appeal of apple pie.

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