sopaipilla

noun
so·​pai·​pil·​la | \ˌsō-pī-ˈpē-(y)ə, -ˈpēl-yə\
variants: or sopapilla \ ˌsō-​pə-​ˈpē-​(y)ə , -​ˈpēl-​yə \

Definition of sopaipilla 

: a usually puffy piece of deep-fried dough often sweetened with honey

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Specials like a smoked rib-eye sandwiches and sopaipilla cheesecake traipse out of this kitchen from time to time. Clare Miers, star-telegram, "Get away from it all with your valentine on a day trip of shopping, dining and more," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sopaipilla

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sopaipilla

American Spanish sopaipilla, diminutive of Spanish sopaipa fritter soaked in honey, from sopa food soaked in milk, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English sūpan to swallow

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