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Bamboccione is derived from bamboccio, which in this case means an adult that behaves like a child or that has no willpower or character (see http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/bamboccio/). Mammone is somebody who's very attached to his/her mother (see http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/mammone1/). Vitellone refers to young, idle and lazy persons without ...


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I found in an old synonyms dictionary (Nuovo dizionario dei sinonimi della lingua italiana, Volume 1 by Niccolò Tommaseo, 1838) that in that period the word Bamboccione used to be a synonym of the word Fantoccione. Now it is no longer so, but it is interesting what I found there: 1426 . FANTOCCIONE, BAMBOCCIONE. Quando fantocio s'usi nel senso più ...


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