lezzo

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a shortening and alteration of les(bian) + the Australian diminutive suffix -o.

Noun[edit]

lezzo (plural lezzos)

  1. (Australia, slang) A lesbian.
    • 1984, Barry Dickins, The Crookes of Epping, Pascoe Publishing, ISBN 0959210431, page 26,
      She was also a lezzo.
    • 1986, Angelo Loukakis, Vernacular Dreams, University of Queensland, ISBN 0702220256, page 136,
      There is too many hippies and lezzos riding around on bikes these days already.
    • a1997, from The Picture, quoted in Jill Julius Matthews, Sex in Public: Australian Sexual Cultures, Allen & Unwin (1997), ISBN 1864480491, page 4,
      Wot's going down? Hot lezzo love-ins, that's wot . . . The Bisexual revolution has begun. "Lesbian chic" is born—and I can't tell you what GOOD NEWS this is for us.
    • 2006, Craig Price, Birth of the Ecowarriors, Lulu Press, Inc., ISBN 0646465015, page 68,
      "Piss off Greek girl," he bluffed. "Go find your lezzo friend."

References[edit]

  • Sue Butler and Denise Angelo, Australian Phrasebook, Lonely Planet (1998), ISBN 0864425767, page 37.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lezzo m (plural lezzi)

  1. stink, stench