Meaning of MAMMALUCCO in Italian

Mammalucco in Italian

Mammalucco is the Italian translation for “simpleton” or “dummy”.

OriginFrom the Arab word mamlūk, “bought slave”; the Mamluks were originally enslaved soldiers, often of Turkic or Circassian origin, who became a powerful military caste in various Islamic empires, particularly during the medieval period
Pronunciation/ˈmamma ˈlukko/

Mammalucco
Simpleton, dummy


Mammalucco in Italian: Different forms

Like most nouns in Italian, mammalucco has two articles (definite or indefinite articles) and two numbers (singular or plural).

Un mammalucco
A simpleton

Dei mammalucchi
Some simpletons

Il mammalucco
The simpleton

I mammalucchi
The simpletons

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Mammalucco in Italian: Examples

Non fare il mammalucco, è una cosa seria.
Don’t be silly; it’s a serious matter.

Sei un mammalucco se credi a tutte quelle storie assurde.
You’re a simpleton if you believe all those absurd stories.

Devi buttare la pasta dopo che l’acqua bolle, mammalucco!
You have to throw in the pasta after the water boils, you dummy!


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