stuzzicare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stutzen, stozen related to Old High German stozan and Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌿𐍄𐌰𐌽 (stautan). Alternatively onomatopoeic.[1]

Verb[edit]

stuzzicare (transitive)

  1. to poke or prod (at)
  2. to tease
  3. to whet (the appetite)
  4. to stimulate, to flush

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References[edit]

  1. ^ stuzzicare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana