Pepperoni definition

pĕpə-rōnē
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A highly spiced pork and beef sausage.
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A spicy Italian-American sausage.
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Pizza with pepperoni on it.

Yo Tony, gimme a slice of pepperoni and a coke.

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A slice of this type of sausage.
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A hard, highly spiced Italian sausage.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pepperoni
Plural:
pepperonis

Origin of pepperoni

  • Italian peperoni pl. of peperone pimento, red pepper augmentative of pepe pepper from Latin piper pepper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian peperone, bell pepper

    From Wiktionary