bamboccione

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Augmentative of bamboccio

Noun[edit]

bamboccione m (plural bamboccioni)

  1. (informal, derogatory) A bachelor who lives with his parents
    An Italian Minister of Economy and Finance (Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa) referred to the Italian youth as "bamboccioni," to evoke an image of clumsy, overgrown male babies still living with their parents.
  2. baby face

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