pizzo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pincāre, a nasalised variant of Vulgar Latin *piccāre (to pick, pierce), from Frankish *pikkōn, from Proto-Germanic *pikōną *pukaną (to pick, peck, prick, knock), from Proto-Indo-European *bew- (to make a dull sound).

Noun[edit]

pizzo m (plural pizzi)

  1. lace, needle lace
  2. goatee
  3. peak
  4. (slang) protection money paid to the mafia

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