curioso

noun

cu·​ri·​o·​so
-ēˈō(ˌ)sō,
-)zō
plural -s
: one that makes a practice of inquiring into esoteric matters
specifically : a collector of curios or objets d'art

Word History

Etymology

Italian, curious or inquisitive person, from curioso, adjective, curious, from Latin curiosus

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“Curioso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curioso. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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