Definition of puttanesca
: 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: 1969See Words from the same year
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