noun \(ˌ)pan-ˈche-tə\

: a kind of Italian bacon

Full Definition of PANCETTA

:  unsmoked bacon used especially in Italian cuisine

Origin of PANCETTA

Italian, from diminutive of pancia belly, paunch, from Latin pantic-, pantex
First Known Use: 1954


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