zimbello

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See also: zimbellò

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zimbello m (plural zimbelli)

  1. (venatorial) a decoy bird; either alive and tethered, or made of wood, etc., lure
  2. (figuratively) flattery
  3. (figuratively) a laughing stock, jest, patsy
  4. (ethology) mockups to stimulate animal behavior

Verb[edit]

zimbello

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zimbellare