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A preliminary sketch for a painting or other work of art; a rough drawing; a cartoon.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Italian abbozzo from abbozzare to make a preliminary sketch or outline of a literary or artistic work from a- + bozza first draft of a literary or artistic work, extended sense of bozza roughly worked stone, lump.
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