piz·​za | \ ˈpēt-sə How to pronounce pizza (audio) \

Definition of pizza

: a dish made typically of flattened bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked

called also pizza pie

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Other Words from pizza

pizzalike \ ˈpēt-​sə-​ˌlīk How to pronounce pizzalike (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pizza in a Sentence

We ordered a pizza for supper. I ordered pizza for supper. a slice of pepperoni pizza
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Recent Examples on the Web

During dance breaks, guests could snack on popcorn or pizza from the truck outside. Ryan Ray, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bride Found Her Gown One Month Before Her Absolutely Stunning Vineyard Wedding," 2 Apr. 2019 As other gyms add juice bars and workout classes to emulate high-end boutique studios, the company is winning over newcomers with a simple selection of machines, free pizza nights and television commercials that poke fun at gym buffs. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "No-Frills Gym Chain Bulks Up Thanks to Workout Boom," 19 Mar. 2019 Add more veggies to your pizza night with Green Giant™ Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Woman's Day, "Introducing Green Giant™ Cauliflower Pizza Crust," 12 Mar. 2019 Unroll pizza dough on cutting board; cut into 1-inch strips with sharp knife. Erin Phraner, Good Housekeeping, "Give This Traditional Easter Bread a Sweet and Colorful Update," 28 Feb. 2019 The Pizza Boss 3000 Circular Saw pizza cutter has a removable cutter for easy cleanup, meaning the circular saw design has some useable function. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "We Didn't Know This Circular Saw Pizza Cutter Existed, But Now We Have To Have It," 28 Feb. 2019 The driver went to Potomac Hall about 10 p.m. Monday to deliver pizza, spokeswoman Dinah Winnick said. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Pizza delivery driver robbed at knifepoint by 15 people at UMBC," 13 July 2018 Giuseppina was a wonderful cook, her homemade pizza and eggplant will never be matched. Hartford Courant,, "Giuseppina Matarazzo," 25 June 2018 The ground floor has a pizza restaurant and coffee shop. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "These Boise apartments opened 9 months late. Now their developer is suing the builder," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of pizza

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizza

Italian, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bizzo, pizzo bite, bit, bīzan to bite — more at bite

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English Language Learners Definition of pizza

: a food made from flat, usually round bread that is topped with usually tomato sauce and cheese and often with meat or vegetables


piz·​za | \ ˈpēt-sə How to pronounce pizza (audio) \

Kids Definition of pizza

: a dish made of flattened bread dough topped usually with tomato sauce and cheese and often meat and vegetables and baked

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