pep·​per·​o·​ni ˌpe-pə-ˈrō-nē How to pronounce pepperoni (audio)
: a highly seasoned beef and pork sausage

Examples of pepperoni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s three different wing flavors to choose from, along with several pizzas such as margherita and pepperoni. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 July 2024 The pepperoni and cheese pizzas, organic mango juices and plastic water bottles sat mostly unattended until dozens of people arrived by busload and formed a long line to take advantage of the complimentary Friday night dinner. Jaden Edison, Hartford Courant, 1 July 2024 Three pieces of white, plain and pepperoni plus a bonus meat calzone for a total of $5.34 after tax. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 28 June 2024 As for the menu, favorites will still be available at the new restaurant, while new offerings include an egg roll trio (cheeseburger, Cuban sandwich and pepperoni pizza); mushroom and goat cheese croquettes with fig jam; Swedish meatballs and matzo ball soup, which will be available daily. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pepperoni 

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Word History


Italian peperoni cayenne peppers, plural of peperone, augmentative of pepe pepper, from Latin piper — more at pepper

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pepperoni was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Pepperoni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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pep·​per·​o·​ni ˌpep-ə-ˈrō-nē How to pronounce pepperoni (audio)
: a highly seasoned beef and pork sausage

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