Definition of cafone in US English:

cafone

(also gavone, caffone)

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Old & New. From Italian cafone peasant, now also ‘boor, lout’; further etymology uncertain and disputed.

Pronunciation

cafone

/kaˈfəʊni/