Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A highly spiced pork and beef sausage.
  • noun A slice of this type of sausage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a hard sausage of beef and pork, highly seasoned.

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  • noun A spicy Italian-American sausage.
  • noun Pizza with pepperoni on it.

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  • noun a pork and beef sausage (or a thin slice of this sausage)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian peperoni, pl. of peperone, pimento, red pepper, augmentative of pepe, pepper, from Latin piper; see pepper.]

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From Italian peperone, bell pepper

Examples

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  • After this non-stop day where he seemed particularly hell bent on making a mess of my house, the figures have been joined by a small red Hot Wheels Corvette race car parked next to one of the sheep, a half-drunk bottle of blue Gatorade, standing quite close to Joseph and a stray piece of pepperoni from the pizza we ordered tonight within spitting distance of the baby Jesus.

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  • After this non-stop day where he seemed particularly hell bent on making a mess of my house, the figures have been joined by a small red Hot Wheels Corvette race car parked next to one of the sheep, a half-drunk bottle of blue Gatorade, standing quite close to Joseph and a stray piece of pepperoni from the pizza we ordered tonight within spitting distance of the baby Jesus.

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  • The pepperoni was the same, crust overcooked and not enough cheese.

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  • The pepperoni was the same, crust overcooked and not enough cheese.

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  • The pepperoni are the bright red bits. horsemuth: "Fuck Pepe's"

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  • Peperoni is the plural of peperone, "pepper".

    No mozzarella on my pizza, please, I'm vegan. Just put a lot of pepperoni.

    April 2, 2009