mangiapatate

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mangia (eat, second person singular imperative of mangiare) +‎ patate (potatoes, plural of patata).

Pronunciation[edit]

Vincent Van Gogh, The Potato Eaters, 1885, oil on canvas, 82 cm × 114 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
  • IPA(key): /ˌman.dʒa.paˈta.te/, [ˌmän̠ʲd͡ʒäpäˈt̪äːt̪e]
  • Hyphenation: man‧gia‧pa‧tà‧te

Noun[edit]

mangiapatate m, f (invariable)

  1. potato-eater
  2. (derogatory) idler (worthless person)
  3. (offensive, ethnic slur) Kraut, Fritz (a German)
    Synonyms: crucco m, crucca f (offensive), tedesco m, tedesca f (neutral)

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Adjective[edit]

mangiapatate (invariable)

  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) Kraut (German)
    Synonyms: crucco (offensive), tedesco (neutral)