The word for a reckless young person who leads a wild, free and unruly life is scavezzacollo in Italian. Three possible translations in English include daredevil, risk-taker and tearaway.
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It is composed of two words: scavezzare, a single verb that means to break the top off a tree or more generally to break, and collo which means neck. In other words, it literally translates as something along the lines of neck-breaker!
Note: When used to talk about a female, the word final o does not change to a. This is because scavezzacollo is an invariable noun. In the plural, it becomes scavezzacolli for both sexes.
Quella scavezzacollo di mia sorella va a fare paracadutismo domani.
My daredevil of a sister is going skydiving tomorrow.
A much rarer translation for scavezzacollo appears in the adverbial phrase a scavezzacollo which means at breakneck speed.
Some synonyms for scavezzacollo are rompicollo and scapestrato.