Definition of panini in English:


(also panino)


  • A sandwich made with Italian bread, usually toasted.

    • ‘The take away trade was providing sandwiches in baguettes as well as panini, sliced korn loaf and white or brown scuffler.’
    • ‘So I got the Italian panini with prosciutto, mozzarella and Italian dressing.’
    • ‘Shops and carts selling crêpes and panini were common on the streets of Paris.’
    • ‘Drink espresso or eat a panino in a continental style cafe.’
    • ‘There is prosciutto from last year hanging from a ceiling to dry-cure while 2003's batch sits on a wooden table with a basket of bread ready to make panini.’


1950s: from Italian, literally bread roll.

Definition of Panini in English:


proper noun

  • Indian grammarian. Sources vary as to when he lived, with dates ranging from the 4th to the 7th century BC. He is noted as the author of the "Eight Lectures", a grammar of Sanskrit.