cazzo

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See also: cazzò

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capitium (small head)[1] or from Byzantine Greek ακάτιον (akátion, main mast).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkat.t͡so/, [ˈkät̪͡ːs̪o̞]
  • Hyphenation: càz‧zo

Noun[edit]

cazzo m (plural cazzi)

  1. (vulgar) dick, cock, prick
  2. (un cazzo) shit (US), jackshit (US), sod all (UK), bugger all (UK)
    Non vale un cazzo.
    It's not worth shit, it's worth sod all.
  3. (in the plural, followed by a possessive pronoun) business, affair
    Fatti i cazzi tuoi!
    Mind your own fucking business!

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Interjection[edit]

cazzo!

  1. fuck!, shit! (expressing frustration, surprise, or anger)
    Vada a bordo, cazzo!
    Get aboard, for fuck's sake!
  2. used as an intensifier, often replacing cosa or che, similar to "the fuck"
    Che cazzo vuoi?
    What the fuck do you want?
  3. good grief

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Verb[edit]

cazzo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cazzare

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References[edit]

  1. ^ www.etimo.it
  2. ^ Battisti, Carlo; Alessio, Giovanni (1950–57). Dizionario etimologico italiano. Firenze: Barbera.