spaghetti western

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From spaghetti +‎ western, pasta being a famously Italian product.

Noun[edit]

spaghetti western (plural spaghetti westerns)

  1. (film) A motion picture produced by an Italian-based company and filmed in Europe, notably in Italy, and depicting a tale of cowboys and desperadoes set in the American Old West.
    A Fistful of Dollars and Once Upon a Time in the West are famous spaghetti westerns.
    Synonyms: Italo-western
    Hypernyms: Eurowestern, western, movie, film

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English, from spaghetti (in turn borrowed from Italian) + western.

Noun[edit]

spaghetti western m (invariable)

  1. (film) spaghetti western, Italo-western (western film produced in Europe by an Italian company)
    Synonyms: western all'italiana
    Hypernyms: western, film, pellicola