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para- +‎ culo The expression has its origin in Rome.[1] From pararsi il culo, it literally means one that covers his/her own ass.[2]


paraculo m ‎(plural paraculi)

  1. a cunning opportunist individual, sly in taking advantage of the social mechanisms that govern the world without showing it.[1][2] Servile and brown noser towards power.
  2. faggot (homosexual person)
  3. smart aleck


  1. 1.0 1.1 Glioti, Oscar (2009) Fumetti di evasione: vita artistica di Andrea Pazienza p.249
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gian Luigi Beccaria Per difesa e per amore: la lingua italiana oggi p.202