pappagallo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek papagâs, from Arabic ببغاء (babagha), of onomatopoeic origin.

Noun[edit]

pappagallo m (plural pappagalli)

  1. parrot
  2. wolf (slang, amorous man)
  3. a person repeating others' words and phrases in a unpleasant way (colloquial - see ripetere tutto come un pappagallo)

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References[edit]

  • 1997, Barbara Colonna, Dizionario etimologico della lingua italiana, Newton Compton: