Definition of Italian American in English:

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Italian American


An American who is of Italian descent: second-generation Italian Americans
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  • I would love to see you play a heroic Italian American like Joe DiMaggio.
  • Our driver was excellent, a typical Brooklyn Italian American with attitude.
  • The author, an Italian American, writes brilliantly of the joys of her grandmother's cooking.


Relating to or denoting Italian Americans: an Italian-American neighborhood
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  • The Italian American Museum, at 155 Mulberry, is up and running.
  • By 1991, Italian American voter registrations were 35 percent Republican and 32 percent Democratic.
  • We are Italian American, or whatever else we are, because of whom and what we have loved longest and most powerfully.

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Syllabification: I·tal·ian A·mer·i·can

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