or zit·ti

[ zee-tee ]
/ ˈzi ti /

noun Italian Cookery.

a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.

Nearby words

  1. zirconyl,
  2. ziska,
  3. zit,
  4. zither,
  5. zithern,
  6. zittern,
  7. ziusudra,
  8. ziv,
  9. ziwiye,
  10. zizith

Origin of ziti

1925–30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin

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Examples from the Web for zitti

  • Here an interesting pause took place; at length a lady named Zitti, Zitti.

    Franz Liszt|James Huneker
  • It is known that the subject of the charming trio Zitti, Zitti does not belong to Rossini—or, at least, did not till he took it.

    The Life of Rossini|Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • My preachment will bore you, but you will (if you read it) detect an ensemble; but, for goodness' sake, zitti!

Word Origin and History for zitti



type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper