zeppola

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English[edit]

a Neapolitan zeppola

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Etymology[edit]

From the Italian zeppola.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɛpələ/, /ˈzɛpələ/

Noun[edit]

zeppola (plural zeppole or zeppoli)

  1. Any of several varieties of traditional fried pastry from southern Italy.
    • 2009, January 25, “Jeff Vandam”, in Brio Inside the Brownstones[1]:
      These days it might be easier to pick up a Wi-Fi signal than a rice ball or some zeppole, but what’s nice is that the zeppole are still here: the neighborhood’s old guard has remained reassuringly in place.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsep.po.la/
  • Hyphenation: zép‧po‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

Early 20th century: from zeppa (wedge) +‎ -ola (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

zeppola f (plural zeppole)

  1. diminutive of zeppa: a small wooden or metal wedge.
  2. (uncountable, colloquial) lisp (mispronunciation of the sounds /s/ and /z/)
    Synonyms: sigmatismo (formal)

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Zeppe, a southern pet form of Giuseppe (Joseph), as in some areas they are prepared on St. Joseph's Day.

Noun[edit]

zeppola f (plural zeppole)

  1. zeppola (any of several varieties of fried pastry from southern Italy)