poliziotto etymology

Italian word poliziotto comes from Italian polizia (Police.), Italian -otto

Detailed word origin of poliziotto

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
polizia Italian (ita) Police.
-otto Italian (ita) Used to form diminutives of nouns and adjectives, often with an affected or emotional meaning.
poliziotto Italian (ita) Cop, copper, rozzer, bobby. Policeman, police officer.

Words with the same origin as poliziotto

Descendants of -otto
giovanotto giubbotto