variants: or less commonly abbozzo \ əˈbȯt(ˌ)sō \
plural abozzi\ -​(ˌ)sē \

Definition of abozzo

: a rough sketch or draft (as of a picture or a poem)

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First Known Use of abozzo

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abozzo

Italian abbozzo, from abbozzare to make a rough sketch or draft, from a- (from Latin ad-) + bozzare to make a rough sketch or draft, from bozza boss, swelling, roughhewn stone, rough sketch or draft

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“Abozzo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abozzo. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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