- 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 πίττα (pitta, “cake, pie”), from Ancient Greek πίσσα (pissa, “pitch”), Attic πίττα (pitta), from πεπτός (peptos, “cooked”) or from Langobardic pizza ("bit, bite"), or from Latin pinso (“I beat, pound”).