Meaning of “pizza” in the English Dictionary

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"pizza" in British English

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pizzanoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈpiːt.sə/ us /ˈpiːt.sə/ US old-fashioned also pizza pie

A1 a large circle of flat bread baked with cheese, tomatoes, and sometimes meat and vegetables spread on top:

a slice of pizza
I like lots of different pizza toppings.
a deep-pan (US deep-dish) pizza

More examples

  • a pepperoni pizza
  • I thought I'd dress up the frozen pizza with a few extra tomatoes and olives.
  • There's not much to eat in the fridge. Should I send out for a pizza?
  • pizza toppings
  • If you pop the pizza in the oven now, it'll be ready in 15 minutes.

(Definition of “pizza” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pizza" in American English

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pizzanoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈpit·sə/

a flat, usually round bread that is baked covered with tomato sauce, cheese, and often pieces of vegetables or meat:

[ U ] a slice of pizza
[ C ] I phoned for a pizza.

(Definition of “pizza” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)