picciotto

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sicilian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pitˈt͡ʃɔt.to/, [pitˈt͡ʃɔt̪t̪o]
  • Hyphenation: pic‧ciòt‧to

Noun[edit]

picciotto m ‎(plural picciotti, feminine picciotta)

  1. (Sicily) A young man.
  2. The lowest rank of the mafia hierarchy.
    1. (by extension) A young mafioso.
  3. (historical) A member of Garibaldi's army that liberated Sicily