camorrista

noun

ca·​mor·​ris·​ta ˌkä-mȯ-ˈrē-stə How to pronounce camorrista (audio)
plural camorristi ˌkä-mȯ-ˈrē-(ˌ)stē How to pronounce camorrista (audio)
: a member of a camorra

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Italian, from camorra camorra + -ista -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of camorrista was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Camorrista.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camorrista. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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