mostaccio

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Etymology[edit]

From a Late Latin *mustaceus, Vulgar Latin *mustaceus, from Byzantine Greek μουστάκιον ‎(moustákion), diminutive of (Doric) Ancient Greek μύσταξ ‎(mústax, upper lip), from Proto-Indo-European *mendʰ- ‎(to chew). Compare Aromanian mustatsã, French moustache, Neapolitan mustaccio, Romanian mustață, Sicilian mustazzu, Spanish mostacho.

Noun[edit]

mostaccio m ‎(plural mostacci)

  1. moustache
  2. (informal) mug (ugly face)

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