Definition of pizzelle in US English:

pizzelle

(also pizzella, pizelle)

noun

Cookery
  • 1A type of fried, often stuffed, dumpling.

  • 2Chiefly US. A crisp, waffle-like sweet biscuit which is cooked between two hinged iron plates and is typically served on festive occasions.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From Italian pizzelle, plural of pizzella small pizza or pie, fritter (not dated in dictionaries of Italian; also as pezzella) from pizza + -ella.