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

The Manhattan edition of Emily and Matt Hyland’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn, spot specializing in burgers and square Detroit-style pizza, is ready to open. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Stir, in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prepares for October Opening," 10 July 2018 People still lined up starting hours before the promotion started (free pizza was from 2-5 p.m.). Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Lakers fans hoping to see LeBron waited at a Blaze Pizza for hours (he didn't show up)," 10 July 2018 Roblox offers a virtual reality world that allows players — think mostly kids around the age of 11 — to do exciting things like eat pizza or avoid dodgeballs in a gymnasium. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Roblox, the hit gaming company you may not have heard of, could be worth $2.5 billion," 21 June 2018 Focaccia pizza with robiola cheese and white truffle oil is good, especially at Le Madri on a summer afternoon in the outdoor patio. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Anthony Bourdain: 1956-2018," 9 June 2018 My pizza held me over for about three hours until lunch. Julia Naftulin, Health.com, "I Ate Pizza for Breakfast Every Day for a Week—Because a Nutritionist Said It Was Healthier Than Cereal," 4 May 2018 Visitors can then enjoy lunch or dinner with friends or take their favorite pizzas home to enjoy. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 24 Apr. 2018 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

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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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