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Italian term or phrase:teppa/teppista
English translation:hooligan, delinquent, good-for-nothing, scoundrel ...
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12:40 Sep 6, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: teppa
Ester era ricchissima, ma simpatica teppa
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Ester was oh-so-rich, but she was also a charming good-for-nothing...
Explanation:
"teppa" or more commonly "teppista" - a hooligan or thug from the underworld.

I'm not sure I'd say a woman was a scoundrel or a rascal, nor would I say that the sexual moral connotations of "tramp" automatically correspond to "teppa".

I perceive that it's balancing the fact that she is "rich" but she's still "wicked" in a nice sort of way (shoplifting for the hell of it?).

Angela
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naa bum
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naEster was oh-so-rich, but she was also a charming good-for-nothing...
Angela Arnone
nalikeable scoundrel/rascal and more below
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likeable scoundrel/rascal and more below


Explanation:
Dal nome della Compagnia della teppa, associazione di gaudenti rissosi costituitasi a Milano negli anni 1816-1817, che si riuniva nei prati del Castello Sforzesco che erano coperti di tepa 'borraccina, muschio', voce lomb. di orig. prelatina
Definizione: s. f. la feccia, la gentaglia, la canaglia di una città, di un ambiente urbano.

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common

"that's why the lady is a tramp!"

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paola l m


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Ester was oh-so-rich, but she was also a charming good-for-nothing...


Explanation:
"teppa" or more commonly "teppista" - a hooligan or thug from the underworld.

I'm not sure I'd say a woman was a scoundrel or a rascal, nor would I say that the sexual moral connotations of "tramp" automatically correspond to "teppa".

I perceive that it's balancing the fact that she is "rich" but she's still "wicked" in a nice sort of way (shoplifting for the hell of it?).

Angela



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20 hrs
a bum


Explanation:
I just thought of this term, which contrasts well with "ricchissima"

ciao

paola l m


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