maramaldo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By antonomasia, named after Italian condottiere Fabrizio Maramaldo (1494–1552), for his unchivalrous murder of a wounded opponent in battle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.raˈmal.do/, [mär̺äˈmäl̪d̪o̞]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ra‧màl‧do

Noun[edit]

maramaldo m (plural maramaldi)

  1. bully (a person cruel to others, especially to those who are weaker)
    Synonyms: canaglia, delinquente, farabutto, furfante, gaglioffo, malfattore, manigoldo, mascalzone, ribaldo, scellerato

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