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EtymologyEdit

From Neapolitan and Spanish paisano, Italian paesano, French paysan

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /paɪˈzɑ.noʊ/, /paɪˈsɑ.noʊ/

NounEdit

paisano (plural paisanos)

  1. (Alternate spelling of paesano, from Neapolitan language "paisano," often shortened to "paisan" or "paesan") among Italian Americans and Americans of Italian descent, a fellow Italian or Italian-American; a fellow ethnic Italian.
  2. native, especially a native of California of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry
  3. (US, Southwestern US) roadrunner
    • about 1900, O. Henry, Hygeia at the Solito
      Within a very few minutes the cattleman was mounted and away. Paisano, well named after that ungainly but swift-running bird, struck into his long lope that ate up the ground like a strip of macaroni.

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish paisano, from Old French païsan, from Latin pagus (countryside)/

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: pa‧i‧sa‧no

NounEdit

paisano

  1. a fellow countryman; a compatriot

NeapolitanEdit

NounEdit

paisano

  1. a fellow countryman or compatriot

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French païsan, itself from Latin pagus (countryside)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paiˈsano/, [pai̯ˈsano]

NounEdit

paisano m (plural paisanos, feminine paisana, feminine plural paisanas)

  1. a fellow countryman
  2. a peasant (someone who lives in the countryside)
  3. (Jewish) a fellow Jew

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