macellaio etymology

Italian word macellaio comes from Italian macello, Italian -aio

Detailed word origin of macellaio

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
macello Italian (ita) (figuratively) mess. Slaughter, massacre. Slaughterhouse, abattoir.
-aio Italian (ita) A suffix used to form agent nouns.. Used to form words, derived from nouns, meaning a place or (more rarely) an animal associated with the specified object.
macellaio Italian (ita) Butcher.

Words with the same origin as macellaio

Descendants of -aio
bagagliaio granaio marinaio