matzah pizza

Alternative Spellings

matzo pizza, matza pizza, matzo-pizza, matzah-pizza, matza-pizza

Definitions

  • A nickname for Massapequa, a Long Island, NY, suburb with sizable Jewish and Italian populations.
  • a dish eaten by American Jews during Passover, where a piece of matzah is covered with tomato sauce and cheese, and placed in the oven.

Example Sentences

  • "I can't wait to have a matzah pizza." "Massapequa isn't as Jewish as Merrick or Jericho, but it didn't get the nickname Matzoh-Pizza for nothing. Granted it is much more Italian than Jewish, but it does have a decent sized Jewish population." -- City-data.com
  • "We can't have matzah pizza this year- I couldn't find kosher l'pesach tomato sauce."
  • "Affectionately called Matzo-Pizza because of its mix of Jews and Italians, Massapequa, population 80,000, is also a melting pot of Irish, German, and many other ethnic backgrounds." (http://www.businessweek.com/stories/1991-09-01/but-will-it-play-in-matzo-pizza)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

For many Jews, matzah pizza is associated with college students since it is a relatively easy meal to prepare with limited resources.

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