lazzarone

noun

laz·​za·​ro·​ne
ˌlazəˈrōnē,
ˌlädzə-
plural lazzaroni
-nē
: one of the homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging

Word History

Etymology

Italian, augmentative of lazzaro beggar, leper, from Medieval Latin lazarus

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“Lazzarone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lazzarone. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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