Definition of chalupa in English:

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Pronunciation: /CHəˈlo͞opə/


A fried tortilla in the shape of a boat, with a spicy filling.
Example sentences
  • Although the kind of prison these cons are describing in bone-chilling vignettes is, of the kind you only fantasize if you really have issues or if gone to bed after a particularly spicy chalupa.
  • ‘We wanted to introduce a performance Lexus that the younger crowd could afford without resigning themselves to eating 99-cent chalupas at Taco Bell every day,’ says Bergsteinsson.
  • Abhidar, what do you want… the chalupa or the hard taco?


Late 19th century: Spanish, ultimately related to Dutch sloep 'sloop'.

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Syllabification: cha·lu·pa

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