terrone

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EtymologyEdit

From terra (earth) +‎ -one, either in reference to earthquakes or to work in the fields, seen as a sign of backwardness.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /terˈro.ne/
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Hyphenation: ter‧ró‧ne

NounEdit

terrone m (plural terroni, feminine terrona)

  1. (slang, derogatory, chiefly northern Italy) a Southern Italian

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