Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

Word of the Day: Zozzo

As another entry in the category of “I like the way it sounds,” I bring you zozzo.  This word is the Roman version of sozzo, which is the Italian version of dirty or filthy. Or, in a figurative sense, ‘lacking morals’.

It can also be used as a noun to mean a slob. Add the Italian grammatical augmentative “one” to refer to a big slob, zozzone!

For example:
“Quel ristorante è zozzo, non ci vado mai.” – That restaurant is filthy, I never go there.

“Non cambia mai la camicia, è uno zozzone.” – He doesn’t ever change his shirt, he’s a slob.

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