pizza – [ peet-suh ] – / ˈpit sə / – Noun

  • a flat, open-faced baked pie of Italian origin, consisting of a thin layer of bread dough topped with spiced tomato sauce and cheese, often garnished with anchovies, sausage slices, mushrooms, etc.

1930–35; < Italian pizza (variant pitta), perhaps ultimately < Greek; Cf. pḗtea bran, pētítēs bran bread

Also called pizza pie.


  • Therefore, he started hiring vendors like a “papusa lady” and a pizza guy to come and cook up made-to-order snacks.
  • “There were moments when I was just really tempted to have a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger,” he says.
  • “I would love to eat a pizza like that,” she says, testing Robin.
  • Germans have a special bond with their wurst; like pizza and Italians; sushi and the Japanese; or beer and, well, the Germans.
  • Rizzo himself as usual, was sitting at a table by himself, wolfing his pizza in solitary grandeur.
  • Pizza shops and hamburger joints figure visibly on the Internet (still in its infancy).
  • It was all the rage to be Italian and boast of one’s prowess in demolishing mounds of pizza.
  • Unemployed pizza cooks and pizza rub girls were soon at the end of the dough line.
  • No matter how big or hungry your family, you can always appease them with pizza.
  • Extortionists began to muscle in asking for their share of the pizza pie.

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