ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fourbe. Cognate with Piedmontese furb.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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 termsEdit

NounEdit

furbo m (plural furbi)

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

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

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