Italian Word of the Day:


Do you know someone who is a voracious eater, gobbling up everything in sight? If so, you might have a mangione on your hands!

The meaning of today's Italian word

Mangione is a playful Italian word that means “big eater” or “glutton“. Mangione is a masculine noun, but it also has a feminine form: mangiona.

The meaning of today's Italian word

It is the combination of the verb mangiare (to eat) and the suffix -one (big).

Origin of the Italian word of the day

Example sentence:

Mio figlio è un gran mangione.

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My son is a big eater.


Figuratively, it refers to an individual who consistently prioritises personal gain, even at the expense of others.

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