noun piz·za \ˈpēt-sə\

: a food made from flat, usually round bread that is topped with usually tomato sauce and cheese and often with meat or vegetables

Full Definition of PIZZA

:  a dish made typically of flattened bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked —called also pizza pie
pizza·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of PIZZA

  1. We ordered a pizza for supper.
  2. I ordered pizza for supper.
  3. a slice of pepperoni pizza

Origin of PIZZA

Italian, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bizzo, pizzo bite, bit, bīzan to bite — more at bite
First Known Use: 1845
PIZZA Defined for Kids


noun piz·za \ˈpēt-sə\

Definition of PIZZA for Kids

:  a dish made of flattened bread dough topped usually with tomato sauce and cheese and often meat and vegetables and baked


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