Vincent- A Midigan, anybody named Steve, lol! No, he calls him other things as well. Your wife or fiance is NOT your goomah. Italians are also known to be ignorant nationalistic people - Mussolini and the fascist were in ITALY not AMERICA where all us Mis-guided poor Neopolitans are tryin to make a dmn buck while ya'll were supporting HITLER. He says in the movie it means something to the effect that it is a person who passes gas in the bathtub and enjoys the bubbles...I don't know if it's really a word, but if it is, I have some clients at my job who deserve this title...THANKS! to break the ice.rosso come un peperone exp. It was painful to be poor and ignorant. And I grew up in Bergen County, NJ. it's a great example of how dynamic all languages are; how quickly they can evolve into something all together different when left unchecked. Most people think of me as a 40 something very fit, and handsome guy. Two kinds of people--Italians-and those who wish they were (and btw, we Italian-Americans ARE Italian!!!). First, let me thank you for your kind offer. See the movie "I Vitelloni". We use to hear 'fa fought" Which is "va fottere te" which means go f**k yourself, If it was the Sgandurras of Burnett Street, then it had to be M.J.Sgandurra:-), I am first generation from the south and spoke only my dialect until I immigrated a month before my 22nd birthday. I would be very grateful for this information. You don't mess with a heavyweight!Some guys are light weight, they are tough but they don't mess with the heavyweights....the "pezze novanti". You vavangool. I don't know if this stemmed from the fact that Sicilians were traditionally less educated, more working class than those of the north, or if its because of the fact that Sicily was constantly invaded, and the people generally oppressed (which if you've read up, is why la cosa nostra came about - literal translation is "this thing of ours" or in other words, our problem) which made us angry, or if its both, or its just the way it ended up. Any Ideas? I spoke no English, had no education, and no money. Some words are just made up by second and third generation italians. etc. Plus, not all Italian swear words are like ours in English because they have many mild words and expressions that are used frequently, in everyday conversation. According to a user from Canada, the name Ming is of Chinese origin and means "Bird singing". SEE: CAZZOSTUGATS - short for Sto'cazzo which is, again, a word meaning dick or my dick or this dick. Thank you so much for this site. Brought me back to my childhood days growing up in Brooklyn, being with the neighbors and family memebers. Information and translations of mongo in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. It means "fennel", a plant that doesn't need cross-pollinizing... ming probably comes from the sicilian word for penis, "minchia". We used to use the word "stunard" to mean someone who was was stupid. Being from a fishing town in Sicily may have influenced this due to trade with Greece. For second or third generation Italians that can't speak Italian but put on like they are everything Italian, my wife and I refer to them as impostore, meaning poser. FANUK is a bastardization of FINOCCHIO (fennel, in Italian) designating a gay guy.Chris, in Panama. Why Do Italians Consider Friday the 17th Unlucky? Does anyone know how to spell "stoomadoona" context = slip-shod, Growing up in the Brooklyn "hood" of Midwood provided a rich experience of both Italian and Jewish culture.Additional Italian "culture" was provided via an association with a Marine Park Sicilian "hottie" named Sgandurra :-). Your Best Choice!wow gold or wow power leveling and wow gold. They wanted their off springs to make a better life for themselves.I have done that and have mastered English and other languages. This is a kind of Neopolitan dialect NJ slang term for Jackass. you are correct. I forgot what a few of them meant so I googled. "Stugats" - Is "'stu cazz", Naples dialect from "'sto cazzo", or "this penis". avere un chiodo fisso in testa exp. hilarious. A "cazzo" is standard Italian for the male member.fanuck is "finocchio", slang from Neapolitan for a gay. There is nothing honarable or charitable in anything they do because it is all about themselves. Growing up in CT my dad was good for calling me chooch if I messed something up. How to Choose the Correct Gender and Number for Nouns in Italian, How to Conjugate the Verb "Entrare" in Italian, How to Use the Preposition "Con" in Italian, M.A., Italian Studies, Middlebury College. Scaramoucha stock character in commedia dell'arte and farce who is a cowardly braggart, easily beaten and frightened. ', sicilianapachegirl,was reading your post about "taste tan culo in pie e za"..Reads to me like "testa in culo in paesa" which doesnt make sense translated to "head in ass in country" Maybe a clue though?Chris, Your sight was great. genjr,The word is probably 'mannaggia' (mah 'nah gia). IGNORANCE!!!! i had a good time reading these. I have a lot more but ill save those for another day. Help?! Usually in regards to asking how you would say something in another language. ? I found this blog while browsing the web in search of the meaning of an italian american term that I have heard often. Here we go, remember. to dump someone; (lit. On My Feet Again...And On The Road Again... Where is The Love? I is for impartial, a great arbiter N is for nifty, how neat! :). Ming synonyms, Ming pronunciation, Ming translation, English dictionary definition of Ming. ... With fresh sources of finance, the principal Italian states strengthened their authority within their boundaries as well as in their surrounding areas. Tony Soprano called his son that in one episode. ): an accident.alito puzzolente m. bad breath; (lit. I agree that Goomah is Godmother. Tony Vernatchi Naramore. I do notice that true Italians refer to themselves not as Italian but from the town or regione they are from, such as I'm bolognese, or fiorentino. What does mongo mean? Obviously the meanings are in the whatever class. It's funny how people can pickup an accent from an area they never lived in. ): to raise an elbow. M is for musical, your hidden talent! Im first generation Sicilian American (my mother was born in Terasini Sicilia) and these words are definitely Sicilian (rather than proper Italian), but are still highly butchered. I love it. On the way home I was talking to my wife while waving my hands, making faces, and using words and phrases that cracked her up. As I know it, it means seafood in tomato sauce, like calamari, shrimp, and mussels. I'm not familiar with that phrase, though if I watch any of the Godfather movies (they're among my favorites)I might be able to figure it out. ): cork.testona pelata f. a bald guy; (lit. This is from mid state NY. on time.in verità exp. Thanks for the info. Many of the expressions on hear I have not heard in years.Specifically Mappeen/mopeen/ for dish towel; Tootsoon or Tutsone/ for African American; Medigan for lets just say Non Italian. We obviously know that the poorer classes and regions were looked down upon by most ITALIAN ITALAINS - why the hell do you think they came to the U.S.?? ): yellow book.limonare (familiar, regional) to make out.locale m. club or night club.Â. Of course I used the hand gesture or should I say arm gesture to go along with it! By using ThoughtCo, you accept our, Italian Slang Dictionary: Adult 'F' Words, To Know in Italian: How to Conjugate the Verb Sapere, How to Use the Italian Verbs Sapere and Conoscere. It is the result of ignorance and not knowing how words are spelled and pronounced. to twiddle one's thumbs; (lit. I heard it in Caddyshack 2 (I know, my husband was watching!) Mingya! Don't recall my grandmothers ever speaking English. some other words:mamaluke;shengaad;mamone:agita:check out www.bubblegumgangster.com, does anyone know the real spelling of a phrase that sounds like"taste tan culo in pie e za"my mom would never tell me what it meant.thankssicilianapachegirl, Great blog. lively, cheerful; (lit. The Napoletan, and rest of the southerners, aren't real Italians then? ): to raise an elbow.amore a prima vista exp. Thank you for the enlightenment. What is correct spelling and meaning.? i find it fascinating. "Mopeen" is a dish towel. Meaning of Mingon - What does Mingon mean? to start a serious relationship, to tie the knot.mollare qualcuno exp. Love from a goofy Newfie ( how about that stereotype?). Can someone define this word but I'm sure the spelling is wrong so phonetically here it is .....pishcadoo. With, of course, appropriate gestures. the life of Riley.leccapiedi exp. It's a Neopolitan dialect, our family still says "wooLee" when we are craving something ;) My husbands (also Italian) family and friends who are not from Naples area usually pronounce it Vu-lee-ooh, voglio. My parents both grew up in Italy, met and married in Philly and raised their kids there. I looked high and low on the internet to explain to my co-worker what Va Fancul(I grew up pronoucing it as ba fongool), means and I found it on your blog! Ming definition: the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples I've heard it in the movies and on those awful, offensive gangster shows like The Sopranos- and it saddens me that America now thinks that all Italians speak and act like that. 1 decade ago. ): like cheese on macaroni. But things like gabagool for cappicolla is a little too butchered for me, it basically loses all association with the originating word and starts sounding ridiculous. Basically, it's equivalent to "What the fuck you saying?". Victorio (Vic) grew up in New York as a fisherman and a cobbler during the off season. eh........Madonn' Us Chi-Sicilian' (Chicago Siciliana) say Ming-k or Ming-kay! Michael San Filippo co-wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture. 2 Answers. ): to smell/stink to disgust. He is a tutor of Italian language and culture. ): to do the big.fare impazzire qualcuno exp. Which brings me to the point of this. as if she were spitting. It can be fun and we are aware that not all Italian people relate or identify with this stereotype. thanks. And to Italians someone like myself that is both Italian and American is called an oriundo. It is ruled by a usurper named Ming the Merciless, who governs with an iron hand. A comare is a godmother. largely.in orario exp. love at first sight; (lit. I was wondering what you think of the reality TV shows that show our Italians as hedonistic jerks that fornicate with anything that moves. tabula rasa exp. “Brilliant” (this dynasty lasted until 1644). And how 'bout dis one, "GIUDRULONE.?" meaning "penis" in Sicilian. and know the whole thing? What does MING mean? Connie to her husband: hei vavangool.No. It is not listed within the top 1000. Manja - let's eat. Italians have had the greatest minds and talents DaVinci, Bottecelli just to name a few. Assusming the ov was vagaina.Funny this things you remember. ): big lazy bum.pisello m. (popular) penis.portare male gli anni exp. Definition of MING in the Definitions.net dictionary. as well as many others. Italian slang. just what the doctor ordered; (lit. These are so far from meaning anything at all I wouldn't pay any attention. Does anyone know that expression? - though some are dialect and not Italian properly speaking.ming is "minchia", a Sicilian word for the, ah, male membergoomah is probably, "comare", Neapolitan for a married or at least attached ladyoobatz is "o pazzo", Neapolitan and general Southern Italian for, oh, "this nut case". detective or mystery story; (lit. Relevance. My family uses it as want or desire, like I have a "woolee" for pizza".Yes! ceffo m. (pejorative) ugly mug.chiudere il becco v. to shut up, to shut one's trap; (lit. "chadrool" is a cucumber, or a person with no personality or smarts. anybody not Italian usually implying a bland or wonder bread connotation - similar to the Amish calling anyone not Amish, English. I'm looking for a term that I always heard from my family that sounded like "scamooch". I may be spelling it wrong. I used your info for my blog...www.SundaysWithGeorge.blogspot.com.Thanks! means? ): to throw a trash can at someone.tutto sale e pepe exp. a clean slate.tappo m. a very short guy; (lit. It means the same thing. I can remember my grandfather using many of these slang words when I was young. I recall that in the "Godfather" its used to refer to an important person...i.e. It was used several times in The Godfather trilogy. So,a .90 calibre "piece" could mean a .90 calibre gun, or, a big shot. The word bada by itself means bay. I was born in Italy and raised in the US. "AZUPEP": I think you mean "zuppa" or "soup"; As in "zuppa di pesce" (literal: fish soup). "Fanuk" - Comes from "Finocchio", literaily "fennel". to be at stake.essere nelle nuvole exp. Hello! uggioso/a n. (Tuscany) boring; (lit. Lubotts - about the same meaning. I can just hear those expressions being said. Often used as a substitute for madonna. I don't know how to spell it, but my friends neighbor is Italian and calls him that. As a kid my grandmother would serve "celery" or Fanuch and dip it in "the anacette". Is there any truth to the idea I've heard that the '-gazzo' in 'ragazzo' is the same as the 'cazzo' in 'Sto cazzo. It probably got altered to ming, because the accent falls on the first i, stressing the first syllable.stugats actually comes from the words " 'sto cazzo" , literally, "this dick". Gobadagots - eat me or bite me. Mingya - zero meaning, used for any purpose. When surprised, he wraps up three instances of N'Italian... the result is "minchia madonna mannagg'!". A woman on the side is also called a "comare". Fuckin alti Italiani bullshit... Italian slang for a black person phoneticly " toot soon". ): to peck.bel niente m. nothing, zip; (lit. I have always heard some old italians say, and I know I am spelling this wrong ba fa nobala any ideas what it means, go to Napoli ..instead of the go F yourself they wanted to say...but not in front of the kids :). Your comments only show off your own ignorance, Kara. Thanks. You left out mamaluke. Keep writing, it's good stuff! to stand someone up on a date or appointment; (lit. Of course, the words are frequently different as well.So, in my family (Sicilian):capa di cozza (head of dick or dickhead) was pronounced gaba d'goats.Even my aunt would refer to me as "gaba dose" (capa di ossa, or bonehead)My niece still swears that a cannolu (Sicilian for cannolo - a single cannoli) should be prounounced "gunnol" and that pizza is properly said "beets" . The southern Italian Dialects of Calabrese and Siciliano among others substitute "g's" for "c's." I can find out what it means. Pronounced ming'. essere in gioco exp. (JOO-DROOL-OON-AY). Thanks! Ming-Yue is used as both a boys and girls name. elbow grease.ora di punta exp. Other words.. rigot and gabbagool, and doozey batz, and googootza, ma whats for dinner? Couple comments. I highly agree that this site is so medican (if that's the way you spell it) since it does not exist in the italian dictionary. My family is from the Caserta or Napoli region of Italy. In the Sopranos it was used by Jackie Aprille's wife, for the life of me I can't remember her name this early in the morn. ): fat bomb.colpo di fulmine exp. My first reaction was to throw up my hands and reply. Cool blog. I dont know of its even spelled right but my boss says it when he gets mad and its hilarious. Pezzenovante or pezzo di novanta means big shot in sicilian slang, case closed! I did get to go visit there when I was a young adult. Substitute for "Holy Shit!" I sometimes use the screen name "Kay Kotso-deech" (Che cazzo dice) under the comments' section below the on-line columns of the Philadelphia Daily News. "...corrections appreciated...Best, Senior Sicilian-American. I don't find this site offense, I find it comical. I don’t glorify my humble beginnings. to be fixated on something; (lit. Just to refresh your MEMORY about all of our HERITAGE!!!! Sicilian tends to put u's at the end of words rather than a's or o's for example - stunadu instead of stonato - i was always told it meant slow, or thick in the head, mangiastu - (eat, mangiasti in italian), stupidu, la bicciadidu, la bicciadedu (not sure if I spelled them correct, but its pronounced la bitch-id-ee-doo which means a little baby and la-bitch-oo-theh-doo which is a little kid), aggiadu rather than aggiada, etc... 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