ragazzo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.tso/, [räˈɡät̪͡ːs̪o]
  • Rhymes: -attso
  • Hyphenation: ra‧gàz‧zo

Noun[edit]

ragazzo m (plural ragazzi, feminine ragazza)

  1. boy, young man
    Synonyms: giovane, adolescente
  2. boyfriend
    Synonyms: fidanzato, moroso
  3. (obsolete) young apprentice (e.g. in a workshop)
    Synonyms: apprendista, commesso, garzone

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References[edit]

  • ragazzo” in Vocabolario Treccani
  • ragazzo” in Sinonimi e Contrari Treccani
  • ragazzo” in Dizionario di Italiano, Garzanti Linguistica