The Alternative Italian Dictionary: cazzo

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cazzo etymology Italian, perhaps ca(pe)zzo from Latin capitium "small head"[http://www.etimo.it/?cmd=id&id=3403&md=aa895fdde198e7a49a93f7bb0e2a3482 www.etimo.it] or from Ancient Greek (Mediaeval) ακάτιον "main mast".<span style="font-variant: small-caps">Battisti</span>, Carlo; <span style="font-variant: small-caps">Alessio</span>, Giovanni (1950–57). ''Dizionario etimologico italiano''. Firenze: Barbera.
noun: {{it-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) dick, cock, prick
  2. (un cazzo) shit (US), jackshit (US), sod all (UK), bugger all (UK) Non vale un cazzo. - It's not worth shit, it's worth sod all.
  3. (in the plural, followed by a possessive pronoun) business, affair Fatti i cazzi tuoi! - Mind your own fucking business!
Synonyms: (cock etc) fava, pisello, uccello, pipi, minchia (used in Sicily), batacchio, belin (used in Genoa), mazza, pirla (used in Milan), meggia (used in Latium), pesce, volatile, nerchia (used in Rome), alabarda, talpa, lancia, mazzolo, bongo, spingarda, trapano., (shit etc) accidente, cacchio, cavolo, (business etc) affari, cavoli, cacchi (the last two are minced oaths)
interjection: cazzo!
  1. fuck!, shit! (expressing frustration, surprise, or anger) "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" - Get aboard, for fuck's sake!
  2. used as an intensifier, often replacing cosa or che, similar to "the fuck" Che cazzo vuoi? - What the fuck do you want?
  3. good grief
Synonyms: cacchio, cavolo, accidenti, merda
descendants:
  • catze
verb: {{head}}
  1. inflection of cazzare
anagrams:
  • cozza

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