pizza

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web

Lou Malnati’s serves pizza, as well as pasta, salad and other options. Jessie Spangler, Aurora Beacon-News, "Lou Malnati's now open in Aurora," 14 July 2018 Specialties: Mexican fare such as enchiladas, burritos, tacos, steaks, nachos, Mexican pizza, tamales, flautas, chimichangas, taco salad, seafood, tostadas and nine kinds of fajitas. Plus flan and fried ice cream for dessert. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "El Puerto's menu is full of owner specialties," 13 July 2018 Though the business of pizza-making has not yet been robotised completely, Zume Pizza, also based in California, is getting close. The Economist, "The rise of the robochef," 12 July 2018 Since flying back to Los Angeles from his beautiful vacation spots, James has tweeted about pizza, posted workout videos, and he was swarmed by paparazzi after having dinner with Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio — normal LA stuff. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "LeBron's agent Rich Paul shares what went into decision to sign with Lakers," 12 July 2018 The Papa John’s founder got slammed in 2012 for saying that the cost of insuring his employees under the Affordable Care Act would raise the cost of pizza, which led to pushback from customers. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Papa John’s founder resigns as chairman after using a racial slur on a call," 12 July 2018 The group raised funds by selling pizza, churros and handmade bracelets. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, July 12," 12 July 2018 The menu of Italian cuisine featured pizzas, pastas and seafood. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Vito's By The Water Closes," 10 July 2018 Cooking at the Cottage, 3739 Lexington Road — The St. Matthews business offers standalone courses that teach kids to make dishes like pizza, sushi and crepes. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "If your kid wants to be a master chef, this school can make it happen," 9 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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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 \

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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