aguzzino

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Catalan algozir, from Spanish alguacil, from Arabic وَزِير(wazīr, minister).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aguzzino m (plural aguzzini, feminine aguzzina)

  1. jailer
    Synonym: carceriere
  2. (by extension) torturer, persecutor, tyrant
    Synonyms: persecutore, torturatore, vessatore

References[edit]

  1. ^ aguzzino in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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