Definition of chalupa
: a fried corn tortilla sometimes shaped like a boat and usually filled with a savory mixture (as of meat, vegetables, or cheese)
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Coming soon: rolled tacos, a double chalupa and a double cheesy gordita.
While Taco Bell’s same-store sales handily topped estimates in the most recent quarter -- boosted by new items like a chalupa with a fried-chicken shell -- the U.S. market is becoming increasingly saturated.
That's definitely the case in Sacramento, where many of Andrews' Wal-Mart colleagues used to serve burritos and chalupas.
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Origin and Etymology of chalupa
Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, boat, skiff, from French chaloupe
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
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