lezzo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened alteration of lesbian, +‎ -o.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛzəʊ

Noun[edit]

lezzo (plural lezzos)

  1. (Australia, slang) A lesbian.
    • 1984, Barry Dickins, The Crookes of Epping, Pascoe Publishing, →ISBN, page 26,
      She was also a lezzo.
    • 1986, Angelo Loukakis, Vernacular Dreams, University of Queensland, →ISBN, page 136,
      There is too many hippies and lezzos riding around on bikes these days already.
    • a1997, from The Picture, quoted in Jill Julius Matthews, Sex in Public: Australian Sexual Cultures, Allen & Unwin (1997), →ISBN, page 4,
      Wot's going down? Hot lezzo love-ins, that's wot . . . The Bisexual revolution has begun. "Lesbian chic" is born—and I can't tell you what GOOD NEWS this is for us.
    • 2006, Craig Price, Birth of the Ecowarriors, Lulu Press, Inc., →ISBN, page 68,
      "Piss off Greek girl," he bluffed. "Go find your lezzo friend."

References[edit]

  • Sue Butler and Denise Angelo, Australian Phrasebook, Lonely Planet (1998), →ISBN, page 37.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian lezzare, apheresis of Italian olezzare (to stink), from Vulgar Latin *olidiāre, present active infinitive of *olidiō, derived from Latin olidus (emitting a smell).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlet.t͡so/, (traditional) /ˈled.d͡zo/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ettso, (traditional) -eddzo
  • Hyphenation: léz‧zo

Noun[edit]

lezzo m (plural lezzi)

  1. stink, stench

References[edit]

  1. ^ lezzo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Further reading[edit]

  • lezzo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • lezzo in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa