Origin of pizzaIt, probably substitution of pizza, point, edge, for Modern Greek pitta, cake
An example of pizza is a food on which many people place pepperoni.
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").
- Are we going to have pizza for lunch?
- An hour later she was pushing a pizza in the oven when Yancey walked in.
- Dean suggested a pizza to give him time to get it out, and the two walked a few blocks to a favorite neighborhood spot—redcheckered tablecloth and scenes of Old Sorrento on the walls.
- Besides, if an eighteen-wheeler was going to make "possum pizza" out of him, he wanted to hear it coming.
- Later, after everyone had gone, Dean sent out for pizza and both men knocked off a large pie with the works and enough scotch to get silly.