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.
ORIGIN OF PIZZA
1930–35; < Italian pizza (variant pitta), perhaps ultimately < Greek; Cf. pḗtea bran, pētítēs bran bread
Also called pizza pie.
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PIZZA
- 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.