pepperoni or pep·er·o·ni [pep-uh-roh-nee] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- a highly seasoned, hard sausage of beef and pork.
Origin of pepperoni 1920–25, Americanism; Italian peperoni, plural of peperone cayenne pepper plant, augmentative of pepe pepper Related Words for pepperoni bratwurst, frankfurter, banger, liverwurst, pepperoni, kielbasa, rolliche, wurst Examples from the Web for pepperoni Contemporary Examples of pepperoni
Roll out pizza dough, add sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.
July 26, 2014
The crust was stuffed with cheese and pepperoni, Italian sausage, and bacon.
April 4, 2013
Elbow your way in for a seat—or take it to go—and then say pepperoni and all will be well.
March 20, 2010
To the left was a medium-size pizza with pepperoni and hot, bubbling cheese.
October 26, 2009
British Dictionary definitions for pepperoni pepperoni noun
- a highly seasoned dry sausage of pork and beef spiced with pepper, used esp on pizza
Word Origin for pepperoni C20: from Italian peperoni, plural of peperone cayenne pepper Word Origin and History for pepperoni n.
“beef and pork sausage seasoned with pepper,” 1919, American English, from Italian peperone “chilli,” from pepe (see pepper (n.)).