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pappagallo

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Italian

Etymology

From the Byzantine Greek papagâs, from the Arabic babagha, of onomatopoeic origin.

Noun

pappagallo m. (plural pappagalli)

  1. parrot
  2. wolf (slang, amorous man)
  3. a person repeating others' words and phrases in a unpleasant way (colloquial - see ripetere tutto come un pappagallo)

Derived terms

References

  • Colonna, Barbara (1997). Dizionario etimologico della lingua italiana. Newton Compton.

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