pas·​tic·​cio pa-ˈstē-ch(ē-ˌ)ō How to pronounce pasticcio (audio)
plural pasticci pa-ˈstē-(ˌ)chē How to pronounce pasticcio (audio)
or pasticcios

Examples of pasticcio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His table centerpiece was the pasticcio, an extravagant pie still served today. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 Case in point: pasticcio, part of Ferrara's Renaissance dishes that are still enjoyed today. Julia Buckley, CNN, 27 May 2022 One will serve Athenian chicken, pork shish kabobs, moussaka, pasticcio (ground beef with noodles) with béchamel sauce on top. Joanna Broder,, 12 July 2017 Chili families are woven through the Greek community, and Holy Trinity is the only Greek Orthodox Church in town, so there were plenty of chili families working on the Panegyri pasticcio. Polly Campbell,, 19 June 2017

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Word History


Italian, literally, baked meat dish, pie, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Late Latin pasta

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pasticcio was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Pasticcio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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