The word for pepperoni, poivron
), in French is masculine.
Pepperoni is an Americanism developed in the early to mid 1920s. The term originates from the Italian word peperoni
, which is plural for a “peperone cayenne pepper plant.” Pepperoni is a plural misspelling, adapted by Americans. However, Americans mess everything up. When we adopted the word, we of course adopted it in a SINGULAR sense. According to dictionary.com, the plural of pepperoni (when used in English, not Italian) is pepperonis.