ragazza

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The feminized version of the masculine ragazzo (boy; boyfriend) from Medieval Latin *ragatius, most probably ultimately from Arabic رَقَّاص(raqqāṣ, messenger, courier), or alternatively from Ancient Greek ῥάκος (rhákos, rag, tatter, suggesting the clothing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raˈɡat.t͡sa/
  • Rhymes: -attsa
  • Hyphenation: ra‧gàz‧za

Noun[edit]

ragazza f (plural ragazze, masculine ragazzo)

  1. girl, young woman
    Synonyms: giovane, adolescente
  2. girlfriend
    Synonyms: fidanzata, morosa

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References[edit]

  • ragazza in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • ragazza in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa

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