variants: or gazet
plural gazzettas or gazets

Definition of gazzetta

: a small Venetian copper coin of the 16th and 17th centuries

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First Known Use of gazzetta

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gazzetta

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

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“Gazzetta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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