lazzarone

noun
laz·​za·​ro·​ne | \ ˌlazəˈrōnē, ˌlädzə- \
plural lazzaroni\ -​nē \

Definition of lazzarone

: one of the homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging

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History and Etymology for lazzarone

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 4 Jul. 2020.

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