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1A labourer; a peasant, especially one who is Italian or of Italian descent.
2Slang. Especially in Italian-American usage: a coarse-mannered person; a low-life, a lout.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Old & New. From Italian cafone peasant, now also ‘boor, lout’; further etymology uncertain and disputed.
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