variants or gazet
plural gazzettas or gazets
: a small Venetian copper coin of the 16th and 17th centuries

Word History


Italian gazzetta, from Venetian dialect gazeta, perhaps diminutive of gaza magpie, from Latin Gaja, a name for women

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gazzetta was in 1607

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“Gazzetta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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