lo zozzone

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun lo zozzone, which means slob or a foul person.

It can also be used to describe the moral qualities of a person and not just their cleanliness.

This noun comes from the Roman dialect; you might also hear the word il sozzone in other parts of Italy.

See the noun used below:

Quando ero piccolo e non mi volevo lavare le mani prima di mangiare, mia nonna mi diceva che ero uno zozzone e che le mani vanno sempre lavate.

When I was little and didn’t want to wash my hands before eating, my grandmother used to tell me that I was a slob and that my hands should always be washed.