bisbetico

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμφισβητικός (amphisbētikós, fond of disputing, disputatious, contentious). Influenced by the prefix bis-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bisˈbɛ.ti.ko/, [biz̪ˈbɛːt̪iko]
  • Rhymes: -ɛtiko
  • Stress: bisbètico
  • Hyphenation: bi‧sbe‧ti‧co

Adjective[edit]

bisbetico m (feminine singular bisbetica, masculine plural bisbetici, feminine plural bisbetiche)

  1. ill-tempered, crabby, scold

Noun[edit]

bisbetico m (plural bisbetici, feminine bisbetica)

  1. A quirky or temperamental person (male).

References[edit]

  • bisbetico in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • bisbetico in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti