- a flat, open-faced baked pie of Italian origin, consisting of a thin layer of bread dough topped with spiced tomato sauce and cheese, often garnished with anchovies, sausage slices, mushrooms, etc.
Origin of pizza
Examples from the Web for pizza
I am with a few friends at a pizza spot in D.C., on Mass Ave., just about 10 blocks from the White House.The Day I Used Eric Garner’s Voice
December 5, 2014
Therefore, he started hiring vendors like a “papusa lady” and a pizza guy to come and cook up made-to-order snacks.L.A.’s Cool-Kid Backyard Concert Series—Kensington Presents
October 17, 2014
“There were moments when I was just really tempted to have a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger,” he says.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything
October 8, 2014
“I would love to eat a pizza like that,” she says, testing Robin.‘Wetlands,’ About A Bodily Fluid-Obsessed German Teen, Is the Year's Raunchiest Film
August 29, 2014
Germans have a special bond with their wurst; like pizza and Italians; sushi and the Japanese; or beer and, well, the Germans.Germany’s Sausage Cartel is the Wurst
July 17, 2014
Extortionists began to muscle in asking for their share of the pizza pie.The Land of Look Behind
Paul Cameron Brown
The pizza was a Dominos, cold and clabbered, but delicious for all that.
Actually, Domino's pizza sucked a little less when you got it for free.
No matter how big or hungry your family, you can always appease them with pizza.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
Pizza, the owner of the place, was indicted by the State grand jury, but escaped to Italy.Chicago's Black Traffic in White Girls
- a dish of Italian origin consisting of a baked disc of dough covered with cheese and tomatoes, usually with the addition of mushrooms, anchovies, sausage, or ham
Word Origin and History for pizza
1935, from Italian pizza, originally "cake, tart, pie," of uncertain origin. The 1907 "Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana" reports it is said to be from dialectal pinza "clamp" (from Latin pinsere "to pound, stamp"). Klein suggests a connection via loan-translation with Medieval Greek pitta "cake, pie," from Greek pitta "pitch" (cf. Latin adjective piceus "of pitch"). See also pita.