gnocco

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Venetian gnoco, perhaps from Lombard knohhil (knot in wood).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲɔk.ko/
  • Stress: gnòcco
  • Hyphenation: gnoc‧co

Noun[edit]

gnocco m (plural gnocchi)

  1. (cooking) Italian variety of dumpling
  2. (by extension) knot, lump
    Synonyms: grumo, nodo
  3. (figuratively) goof, idiot
    Synonyms: cretino, tonto
    un vero gnoccoa real goof
  4. (slang) A handsome male.

Adjective[edit]

gnocco (feminine singular gnocca, masculine plural gnocchi, feminine plural gnocche)

  1. (slang) handsome, good looking

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