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pepperoni

[pep-uh-roh-nee] /ˌpɛp əˈroʊ ni/
noun
1.
a highly seasoned, hard sausage of beef and pork.
Also, peperoni.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; < Italian peperoni, plural of peperone cayenne pepper plant, augmentative of pepe pepper
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Examples from the web for pepperoni
  • She had a stomachache, and asked to have some pepperoni to soothe it.
  • Choose from a farmer's salad, farmer's cheese board or a smoke and cure board with handcrafted pepperoni and sausage.
  • Kids can choose from some of the plainer pies on offer, such as the cheese, ham or pepperoni pizzas.
  • Will you find it useful the next time you and four friends sit down with a large pepperoni.
  • The pizza-delivery guy who shows up with two large pepperoni pies for the staff.
  • Can't expect the pizza delivery guy to zip over when you need a double-cheese with pepperoni.
  • Shelf stable fermented sausages, such as pepperoni and dry salami, do not have to be refrigerated or date marked.
  • The cheese section must be twice as large as the pepperoni section.
  • Place equal amounts of each of the toppings-pepperoni, mushrooms, and cheese-on each portion.
  • Instead of pepperoni, ask for mushrooms or broccoli.
British Dictionary definitions for pepperoni

pepperoni

/ˌpɛpəˈrəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
a highly seasoned dry sausage of pork and beef spiced with pepper, used esp on pizza
Word Origin
C20: from Italian peperoni, plural of peperone cayenne pepper
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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.)).

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