An example of pizza is a food on which many people place pepperoni.
Origin of pizzaIt, probably substitution of pizza, point, edge, for Modern Greek pitta, cake
Origin of pizzaItalian pie, tart, pizza of Germanic origin 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, “cake, pie"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¯ÏƒÏƒÎ± (pissa, “pitch"), Attic Ï€Î¯Ï„Ï„Î± (pitta), from Ï€ÎµÏ€Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (peptos, “cooked") or from Langobardic pizza ("bit, bite"), or from Latin pinso (“I beat, pound").