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 Menu items include pumpkin toast, Sicilian muffuletta sandwich and a take on the Italian shakerato featuring espresso shots shaken over ice to create a foamy head and finished with a milk float. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2021 Tap into the latter with the turkey and Brie ($12), heaped with bacon, apples and roasted garlic aioli on a French roll; or the muffuletta (half $11, whole $20), their take on the multi-meat New Orleans handheld with Cajun olive salad. Nicole Schnitzler,, 31 Aug. 2021 Central Grocery, famous for its muffuletta, has shipped its signature sandwich for years, which family owner Tommy Tusa said has been a good sideline for their business. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 27 Nov. 2020 Galbo is credited with creating the Liuzza's Frenchuletta, recasting a muffuletta on a po-boy loaf. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 24 Nov. 2020 The French Quarter market now uses Goldbelly to ship muffuletta packs, with two sandwiches in each, and jars of its olive salad. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 27 Nov. 2020 The house sandwich is the Frenchuletta, a hot muffuletta built on a long run of French bread. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 24 Nov. 2020 The inventive Italian ‘Letta combines a traditional hoagie with a muffuletta. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 6 Oct. 2020 Their muffuletta bread and seasonal Mardi Gras King Cakes were sourced from the New Orleans classic, Gambino’s Bakery. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, 13 July 2020 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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