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pepperoni

Line breaks: pep¦per|oni
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛpəˈrəʊni
 
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(also peperoni)

Definition of pepperoni in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Beef and pork sausage seasoned with pepper.
Example sentences
  • Why stop with just one meat when you can drown a pizza in pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, beef, and pork toppings?
  • The only drawback is the lack of sausage and pepperoni, but pork isn't very healthy anyway.
  • He called the number and ordered the two pepperoni and sausage pizzas aright after Aaron left to pick up Fanny.

Origin

from Italian peperone 'chilli'.

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