- a dish of Italian origin consisting of pizza dough folded over a filling of cheese and tomatoes, herbs, ham, etc
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Fooda turnover made of pizza dough, usually containing cheese, prosciutto, and herbs or garlic and either baked or fried.
- Vulgar Latin *calcea, for Latin calceus shoe, derivative of calx heel
- Italian: literally, trouser leg (calzoni (plural) trousers), masculine augmentative of calza stocking