plural Alpini
: a member of an Italian army unit trained to fight in mountainous terrain

Word History


Italian, from alpino of the Alps, from Latin alpinus

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alpino was in 1920

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“Alpino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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