puttanesca

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adjective put·ta·nes·ca \ˌpü-tä-ˈnes-kä\

Definition of puttanesca

  1. :  served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot pepper, and sometimes anchovies —usually used postpositively pasta puttanesca

Origin and Etymology of puttanesca

Italian, short for alla puttanesca, literally, in the style of a prostitute


First Known Use: 1969


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