muffuletta

noun
muf·​fu·​let·​ta | \ ˌmə-fə-ˈle-tə How to pronounce muffuletta (audio) \
variants: or less commonly muffaletta

Definition of muffuletta

: a sandwich made with round Italian bread and filled usually with cold cuts, cheese, and olive salad The muffuletta is one of the great sandwiches of New Orleans.

Examples of muffuletta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The free tickets include one Hurricane cocktail, muffuletta and red beans and rice — and the chance to buy discounted tickets for the all-you-can-eat-and-drink Mardi Gras soiree. Washington Post, "12 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 6 Jan. 2020 No Bologna Coney: Italian mortadella pork sausage flavored with pistachios and Mancini’s pepper blend, served on a buttered and toasted split-top bun, and topped with mild muffuletta olive and pepper salad. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "The new State Fair foods and where to find them," 20 Aug. 2019 Instead of a muffuletta, Café Cour has a muffulettu, a Sicilian sandwich with tuna, anchovies and pecorino cheese that provided the blueprint for our local, hubcap-sized favorite. nola.com, "Café Cour, at the Historic New Orleans Collection, celebrates city’s past," 13 June 2019 The muffuletta, made with prosciutto, capicola, shaved Parmesan, and olive salad, could easily be mistaken for an extra-spicy Italian combo. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Lowerline and Café Booqoo Translate Classics of New Orleans Cuisine," 28 June 2018 Invented by Sicilian immigrants in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century, the muffaletta (also commonly spelled muffuletta) is a hallmark of New Orleans butcher shop and sandwich counter Cochon Butcher. Paula Forbes, GQ, "A Well-Crafted Muffaletta Is the Perfect Sandwich," 29 May 2018 The inside’s like an Italian muffuletta, anchored by black olive tapenade with salami, ham, provolone, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and Italian dressing. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "5 San Antonio sandwiches to eat right now," 2 Apr. 2018 Make like a muffuletta and apply pressure with a heavy book or a handful of dry sandwiches. Tyler Kord, Bon Appetit, "In Defense of the Soggy Sandwich," 26 Feb. 2018 Instead of a muffuletta, Café Cour has a muffulettu, a Sicilian sandwich with tuna, anchovies and pecorino cheese that provided the blueprint for our local, hubcap-sized favorite. nola.com, "Café Cour, at the Historic New Orleans Collection, celebrates city’s past," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of muffuletta

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muffuletta

probably from Italian dialect, from Italian muffoletta little muff, diminutive of muffola muff, from French moufle, from Middle French

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“Muffuletta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muffuletta. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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