panini

noun pa·ni·ni \ pə-ˈnē-nē \
variants: or less commonly panino play \pə-ˈnē-nō\
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of panini

plural panini or paninis
: a usually grilled sandwich made with Italian bread
Note: Panini is a plural form in Italian but is commonly used as both a singular and a plural in English. Its use as a singular has given rise the variant plural form paninis. The use of panino as a singular form in English has become relatively uncommon as panini has become established as the usual singular.

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Origin and Etymology of panini

Italian, diminutive of pane bread, from Latin panis — more at food


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