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(among people of Italian or Spanish descent) a fellow countryman or friend (often as a term of address).
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘In ‘Life Is Beautiful,’ Benigni is a paisan from the Tuscany countryside who comes rolling down the mountains into the town of Arezzo to seek his fortune.’
From Italian paisano peasant, rustic.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.