beffa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of onomatopoeic origin.

Noun[edit]

beffa f (plural beffe)

  1. joke, prank
    Synonym: scherzo
    • 1947, Primo Levi, “Sul fundo”, in Se questo è un uomo [If This Is a Man], Torino: Einaudi, published 1987, →ISBN, page 23:
      Sciocchezze, a me pare ovvio che il cartello è una beffa, «essi» sanno che noi moriamo di sete, e ci mettono in una camera, e c'è un rubinetto, e Wassertrinken verboten.
      Nonsense, it seems obvious to me that the cartel is a joke, "they" know that we are dying of thirst, and they put us in a room, and there is a faucet, and Wassertrinken verboten.

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Verb[edit]

beffa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of beffare
  2. second-person singular imperative of beffare