See also: cazzò

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkat.t͡so/
  • Rhymes: -attso
  • Hyphenation: càz‧zo

Etymology 1 edit

Of uncertain origin.[1][2][3] One possibility is from a contraction of Latin capitium (small head)[4] (cf. also capezzo, capezza), or from Byzantine Greek ακάτιον (akátion, main mast).[5] See also caspita.

Noun edit

cazzo m (plural cazzi, diminutive cazzétto or cazzettìno, pejorative cazzàccio, augmentative-derogatory cazzóne) (vulgar)

  1. (vulgar) dick, cock, prick
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:cazzo
  2. (un cazzo) shit (US), jackshit (US), sod all (UK), bugger all (UK)
    Synonyms: accidenti, cacchio, cavolo
    Non vale un cazzo.
    It's not worth shit, it's worth sod all.
    • 2013, Paolo Sorrentino, 00:21:49 from the start, in La grande bellezza, spoken by Talia Concept (Anita Kravos):
      Sono un'artista, non devo spiegare un cazzo.
      I'm an artist, I don't have to explain jackshit.
  3. (in the plural, followed by a possessive pronoun, vulgar) business, affair
    Synonyms: affari, cacchi, cavoli
    Fatti i cazzi tuoi!
    Mind your own fucking business!

Interjection edit

cazzo

  1. fuck!, shit! (expressing frustration, surprise, or anger)
    Synonyms: cacchio, cavolo, accidenti, merda
    Vada a bordo, cazzo!
    Get aboard, for fuck's sake!
  2. used as an intensifier, often replacing cosa or che, similar to "what the fuck".
    Che cazzo vuoi?
    What the fuck do you want?
    Cazzo guardi?
    The fuck are you looking at?
  3. good grief
  4. my ass!
    Buongiorno un cazzo!
    Good morning my ass!
    Grazie al cazzo!
    Thanks, my ass! Thanks for fuck all!
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Esperanto: kaco
  • French: catze

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

cazzo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cazzare

References edit

  1. ^ cazzo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ cazzo in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore
  3. ^ cazzo in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  4. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “cazzo”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati
  5. ^ Battisti, Carlo; Alessio, Giovanni (1950–57). Dizionario etimologico italiano. Firenze: Barbera.

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