lazzarone

noun laz·za·ro·ne \ˌlazəˈrōnē, ˌlädzə-\

Definition of lazzarone

plural

lazzaroni

\-nē\
  1. :  one of the homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging

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Origin and Etymology of lazzarone

Italian, augmentative of lazzaro beggar, leper, from Medieval Latin lazarus — more at lazar


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