Definition of Sbirro

1. Noun. A cop (policeman) in Italy, Corsica, etc. ¹



2. Noun. A ruffian or henchman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sbirro

1. an Italian police officer [n SBIRRI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sbirro

says me
says who
sayso
sayst
sayth
sayyid
sayyids
saz
sazeracs
sazes
sazhen
sazhens
sazzes
sbd.
sbirri
sbirro (current term)
sbirros
sborgite
sborgites
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sc-19220
sc.
scRNP
scaRNA
scaRNAs
scab
scabbard
scabbard trachea
scabbarded
scabbarding

Literary usage of Sbirro

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1. My Imprisonments: Memoirs of Silvio Pellico Da Saluzzo by Silvio Pellico (1833)
"... the gross improprieties committed by my neighbours, he turned towards me, not with the gravity of a sbirro, btit the air of a master : " For shame, sir, ..."

2. My Imprisonments: Memoirs of Silvio Pellico Da Saluzzo by Silvio Pellico (1833)
"... and after commenting on the gross improprieties committed by my neighbours, he turned towards me, not with the gravity of a sbirro, but the air of a ..."

3. Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Colonel Maceroni by Francis Maceroni (1838)
"Suddenly looking back, we saw the sbirro, dismounted from his ass, pursuing us gun in hand, as fast as he could. This was enough for my man,—who hastily ..."

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