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The Sicilian Dialect & Language: Common Words

Butana/Putanna - Prostitute

Cafone/Gavone - Literal meaning is boar, like a pig, or a term for a low class slob or trailer trash.

M'al occhio -- The Evil Eye (Cursed)

Pezza Novante - Literal meaning is a big gun or cannon, it means someone that is a big shot.

Stunata -- Insane, not thinking, acting crazy

Scribbi di patata -- Literally means the spirit or distilled potatoes (vodka) acting as if drunk or drinking.

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