Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French fourbe. Cognate with Piedmontese furb.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈ
  • Rhymes: -urbo
  • Hyphenation: fùr‧bo

Adjective edit

furbo (feminine furba, masculine plural furbi, feminine plural furbe, superlative furbissimo)

  1. astute, cunning, sly, wily, crafty (skillful and able in getting some advantage, often using some trick and against rules or other people's benefit)
    Synonym: astuto

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

furbo m (plural furbi)

  1. smart individual with vicious and tricky intent.[1]

References edit

Further reading edit

  • furbo in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana