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baciannicchiu etymology From baciari + nicchiu + . pronunciation
  • /batʃaˈnːikːju/, /baçanːikːju/
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  1. (vulgar, slang) fool, silly, stupid, idiot
cacari etymology From Latin cacāre, present active infinitive of cacō.
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  1. (intransitive, transitive, vulgar) To shit, to crap.
  2. (intransitive, transitive, vulgar) To give a shit about somebody.
related terms:
  • cacaruni
cacaruni etymology From cacari. pronunciation
  • /ka.ka.ˈ
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  1. (informal) the runs, diarrhea
Synonyms: cacaredda
carabbineri etymology From Italian carabiniere. pronunciation
  • /kaɾabːɨˈnɛɾɪ/
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noun: {{scn-noun}}
  1. carabineer
  2. (slang) sneak
culu etymology From Latin culus pronunciation
  • /ˈkulu/
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  1. (slang, vulgar, anatomy) ass, arse, butt, buttocks, bottom
  2. (slang) luck
ghiavari etymology unknown. pronunciation
  • /ˈɟːaˈvaɾɪ/, /ˈɡːjaˈvaɾɪ/
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verb: {{scn-verb}}
  1. to launch, to throw, to chuck
  2. to dive, to plunge into.
  3. (vulgar) to penetrate
etymology 1 From Spanish liso or Italian liscio. pronunciation
  • /ˈliʃːu/
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  1. smooth, sleek, polished
etymology 2 unknown
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  1. (of person) unpleasant, odious, unsympathetic, harsh, crabby
  2. (derogatory) fussy, fastidious, persnickety
maravigghia etymology From Spanish maravilla. pronunciation
  • /maɾaˈviɡːja/, /maɾaˈviɟːa/
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  1. amazement, astonishment, surprise
  2. stupor
  3. wonder, marvel
  4. (derogatory) shameful something or someone
  5. (derogatory) weird thing or person
minchia Alternative forms: minghia, mincia etymology From Latin mentula.
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  1. (slang) cock, dick, penis
  2. An interjection often used to mean surprise, disdain or appreciation. Minchia! Mi futteru la màchina! My God, they stole my car!
  3. (slang) A stupid person.
minna etymology unknown pronunciation
  • /ˈmɪnna/
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noun: {{scn-noun}}
  1. (anatomy, informal) tit, breast
mpaddari etymology From in + padda. pronunciation
  • /mpaˈɖːaɾɪ/
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verb: {{scn-verb}}
  1. to screw up, to wrap like a ball
  2. to rub, to strop
  3. (slang) to beat, to beat up, to bash, to rough up.
mpaddatu etymology From mpaddari. pronunciation
  • /mpaɖɖat̪u/
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  1. rubbed, stropped , screwed up
  2. (slang) feverish
nicchiu etymology unknown maybe from Italian nicchio. pronunciation
  • /ˈnikːju/
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noun: {{scn-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, anatomy) pussy, cunt, twat
paddu etymology From padda. pronunciation
  • /ˈpaɖːu/
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  1. (anatomy, vulgar, slang) testicle
  2. clumsy, unelegant person
pessu pronunciation
  • /ˈpɛssu/
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adjective: {{scn-adj}}
  1. lost
  2. (of food) wasted, deteriorated
  3. (slang) fool, without hopes
scassapagghiaru etymology From scassari + pagghiaru + . pronunciation
  • /ʃkassapaɡˈɡjaɾu/, /ʃkassapaɟˈɟaɾu/
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  1. (slang) disturber, troublemaker
  2. (slang) thief, delinquent
scassari etymology From Latin ex + quassare. Compare Italian squassare. pronunciation
  • /ʃkasˈsaɾɪ/
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  1. To break
  2. To wreck or smash
  3. To destroy
  4. (slang, vulgar) To disturb, to bother, to trouble, to inconvenience, to annoy, to irritate
sciollera etymology unknown. pronunciation
  • /ʃɔlˈlɛɾa/
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  1. (derogatory, vulgar) bitch, whore, slut
Alternative forms: sciollira
spasciatu etymology From spasciari. pronunciation
  • /ʃpaʃˈʃat̪u/
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  1. broken, ruined
  2. (slang, informal) ill
  3. (slang) mad, crazy, psychopathic
sticchiu {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • [ˈstik.kjʊ], [ˈʃtik.kjʊ]
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noun: {{scn-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) pussy, vagina
Synonyms: vaggina, pacchiu
stuppatu etymology From stuppari. pronunciation
  • /st̪uppat̪u/
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adjective: {{scn-adj}}
  1. blocked up
  2. stopped up
  3. filled (teeth)
  4. (familiar, slang) constipated, costive
usciari etymology unknown. pronunciation
  • /uʃˈʃaɾɪ/
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verb: {{scn-verb}}
  1. to blow up, to swell
  2. (slang, vulgar) to be bored, to lose one's temper, to get angry
‘bbanniari 〈‘bbanniari〉 etymology Variant form of abbanniari. pronunciation
  • /bːanːjaɾɪ/
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verb: {{scn-verb}}
  1. to yell, to announce, to proclaim
  2. (informal) to scream
Alternative forms: banniari, vanniari, bannizzari

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