One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In early use: a person of Italian descent or birth; especially a rustic person, a villager. In later use (US): an Italian-American man; specifically a mafioso.
1920s; earliest use found in D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930), writer. From Italian paesano (fellow) countryman from paese country + Italian -ano.
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