cha·​lu·​pa | \ chä-ˈlü-pä How to pronounce chalupa (audio) , chə-ˈlü-pə \

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)

Examples of chalupa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tantalizing combination is only available for a limited time in Canada and, sadly, won't be available in the United States once the chalupa makes its stateside debut in November. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "6 new mouth-watering fast-food items," 19 Sep. 2020 The wine won't be sold in the U.S. until the new chalupa rolls out in November, Valinsky added. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Wild wine pairing anyone? Taco Bell debuts its custom Jalapeño Noir wine to its menu," 15 Sep. 2020 Each allegedly offers its own flavor experience, while the middle chalupa represents a co-mingling of the two (seriously, there are actually tripartite for eating it on the company’s website). Emily Heil, Washington Post, "With Taco Bell’s Triplelupa and a four-patty Big Mac, now we can eat our feelings," 13 Mar. 2020 Allow the Taco Bell wizards to explain: The chalupa on one end of this conga line is draped in nacho cheese, while the opposite pole contains a creamy chipotle sauce. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "With Taco Bell’s Triplelupa and a four-patty Big Mac, now we can eat our feelings," 13 Mar. 2020 The fast-food chain, best known for the taco (obviously) and chalupa, is testing Crispy Tortilla Chicken, available in chicken strip form or served inside a taco. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Taco Bell is testing chicken tenders with tortilla chip coating," 21 Nov. 2019 The winner gets custody of the Bell Trophy, which SOS understands is no relation to the Taco Bell trophy, or else it would be filled with toasted cheddar chalupas, which would be a trophy worth going to war to win. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan high school football: Son of Swami's picks for Week 7 games," 10 Oct. 2019 To lessen the blow of their departure, Taco Bell announced that a brand new twist on their chalupa will make its debut on the same day. Ana Calderone,, "Taco Bell Removes Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos from Menu—But There's Still Time to Get One," 4 Sep. 2019 Other burgers: Choosing the best burger was tough, because there were two other close contenders in the chalupa burger ($6.49) and the Southwest ($6.99). Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Mad Mack’s Burger Co.," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of chalupa

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chalupa

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, boat, skiff, from French chaloupe

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“Chalupa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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