The Alternative Italian Dictionary: bamboccione

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bamboccione etymology Augmentative of bamboccio
noun: {{it-noun}}
  1. (informal) A bachelor who lives with his parents An Italian Minister of Economy and Finance (Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa) referred to the Italian youth as "bamboccioni," to evoke an image of clumsy, overgrown male babies still living with their parents.
related terms:
  • bamboccio

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