cazzo

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See also: cazzò

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian, perhaps ca(pe)zzo from Latin capitium "small head"[1] or from Ancient Greek (Mediaeval) ακάτιον "main mast".[2]

Noun[edit]

cazzo m (plural cazzi)

  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!

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Interjection[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

cazzo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cazzare

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References[edit]

  1. ^ www.etimo.it
  2. ^ Battisti, Carlo; Alessio, Giovanni (1950–57). Dizionario etimologico italiano. Firenze: Barbera.