piz·​za | \ ˈpēt-sə \

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 \ 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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Above, Chan shares snaps from her night: meeting up with her on-screen husband, kicking off her heels before changing into her party look, and, of course, ending her night with a slice of pizza. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Gemma Chan’s Epic Golden Globes Started With Chocolate and Ended With Pizza," 7 Jan. 2019 No fighting for tables at King's Club (the hottest nightclub in the Alps), for the last slice of truffle pizza at Chesa Veglia, or for the last cashmere throw at Cabana. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "What to Do in St. Moritz During January," 7 Jan. 2019 The company, which has piloted robotic deliveries in Europe and Australia, aims to complete all deliveries within 10 minutes of a pizza coming out of the oven. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Why Your Ice Cream Will Ride in a Self-Driving Car Before You Do," 5 Jan. 2019 For the brief video instruction, Bella carefully inserted a small piece of pizza into her mouth. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Shared Her Beauty Hack for Eating Pizza Without Smudging Your Lipstick," 28 Nov. 2018 Fake food products For Christmas a few years ago, Miley received a fake gumball machine, a fake hot dog, and a fake piece of pizza from parents Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, as well as vintage Moschino earrings. 13. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Most Outrageous and Bizarre Christmas Gifts Celebs Have Given Each Other," 7 Nov. 2018 Now look at this piece of pizza that's enticing Greg. Fox News, "Kavanaugh grilled on cases during confirmation hearing," 6 Sep. 2018 As pointed out by People, Ariana spent her Monday (August 27) evening in Brooklyn, enjoying a slice of pizza with fiancé Pete Davidson. Lauren Rearick, Allure, "Ariana Grande Wears Space Buns on Date With Pete Davidson," 30 Aug. 2018 On Tuesday, the duo went out for a late night slice of pizza at L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, where Davidson also modeled his new bleached-blond buzzed head. Dave Quinn,, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Hold Hands as They Head Out for Late Night Drive in New York City," 5 July 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 \

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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