Definition of muffuletta in English:

muffuletta

noun

US
  • A thick sandwich filled with charcuterie and olive paste, a speciality of the Italian community in New Orleans. More fully "muffuletta sandwich".

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in New Orleans Magazine. From Italian regional (Sicily) muffuletta a round hollow-centred loaf of bread, perhaps from muffola + -etta, although this is uncertain and disputed. Perhaps compare Italian muffuliette Sicilian soft rolls flavoured with saffron and anise.

Pronunciation

muffuletta

/mʊfəˈlɛtə/