- Pizza is an Italian food that generally includes bread dough, herbs, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
An example of pizza is a food on which many people place pepperoni.
Origin of pizzaItalian probably substitution of pizza, point, edge, for Modern Greek pitta, cake
Origin of pizzaItalian, pie, tart, pizza, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bizzo, pizzo, bite, morsel; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural pizzas or pizze)
- (uncountable) A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese, and other ingredients such as meat, vegetables or fruit
- a slice of pizza
- a pizza pie
- Want to go out for pizza tonight?
- (countable) A single instance of this dish
- He ate a whole pizza!
- Should we cook a frozen pizza for dinner?
- In phrases like pizza bread and pizza bagel, pizza refers to the toppings.
 Borrowing from Italian Italian pizza, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Byzantine Greek Ï€Î¯Ï„Ï„Î± (pitta, â€œcake, pieâ€), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¯ÏƒÏƒÎ± (pissa, â€œpitchâ€), Attic Ï€Î¯Ï„Ï„Î± (pitta), from Ï€ÎµÏ€Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (peptos, â€œcookedâ€) or from Langobardic pizza ("bit, bite"), or from Latin pinso (â€œI beat, poundâ€).