checca

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly an onomatopoeic form akin to Checca, hypocoristic form of the female given name Francesca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkek.ka/
  • Hyphenation: chéc‧ca
  • Rhymes: -ekka

Noun[edit]

checca f (plural checche)

  1. (derogatory) fairy, poof, faggot (homosexual who thinks or behaves effeminately)
    Synonyms: finocchio, frocio
  2. (northern Italy) Synonym of gazza (magpie)
  3. (obsolete) ice block to cool an icebox

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References[edit]

  • checca in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana