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pepperoni

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noun pep·per·o·ni \ˌpe-pə-ˈrō-nē\

Simple Definition of pepperoni

  • : a spicy sausage that is usually eaten on pizza

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pepperoni

  1. :  a highly seasoned beef and pork sausage

Origin of pepperoni

Italian peperoni cayenne peppers, plural of peperone, augmentative of pepe pepper, from Latin piper — more at pepper


First Known Use: 1921


PEPPERONI Defined for Kids

pepperoni

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noun pep·per·o·ni \ˌpe-pə-ˈrō-nē\

Definition of pepperoni for Students

  1. :  a spicy dry Italian sausage




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