pizza

noun
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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Earlier this month, elementary school students in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, got to have a pizza party with their town’s mayor, thanks to their perfect attendance records, local ABC affiliate KSFY reported. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "5 of 2019's Biggest and Best Perfect Attendance Rewards for Students," 26 May 2019 When that pizza order finally arrives and someone can't help but make a joke. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "25 Hilarious Dad Jokes That’ll Make You Die Laughing," 9 May 2019 There are no signs, though—this is Hudson Yards, where one of the biggest urban-renewal projects in New York City is in full swing, and the landmark I’d been given, a pizza parlor, refuses to reveal itself. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Inside The Shed, Manhattan's New State-of-the-Art Cultural Venue," 12 Dec. 2018 Lindsay Lohan’s cousin was allegedly brutally beaten by a New Jersey police officer and his friend while inside of a pizza parlor in Boston. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Lohan’s Cousin Allegedly Beaten by 2 Men, New Jersey Police Officer Charged," 12 July 2018 Parents who grow weary of their kids bugging them for more tokens to play games at Chuck E. Cheese's pizza parlors are about to get a break. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Chuck E. Cheese's launches unlimited gaming option," 11 July 2018 On the sidewalk outside the office was the menu board from a pizza parlor. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 And the guys who walk into the pizza parlor with a gun. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer on Recode Media," 2 July 2018 In between features about garden shops and pizza parlors, McNamara covered crime and political scandals and local development. Aubrey Whelan, Philly.com, "'It's a remarkable thing … we've got to protect.' In shooting's wake, a Maryland town embraces its newspaper," 30 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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pizza

noun

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

pizza

noun
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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