spauracchio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the obsolete verb spaurare (to scare), from s- +‎ paura (fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spauˈrak.kjo/
  • Hyphenation: spau‧ràc‧chio

Noun[edit]

spauracchio m (plural spauracchi)

  1. (obsolete) scarecrow
  2. bugbear, hobgoblin, bugaboo, bogeyman

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