Definition of Neapolitan in English:


Line breaks: Nea¦pol|itan
Pronunciation: /nɪəˈpɒlɪt(ə)n


  • A native or inhabitant of Naples.
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    • We fought as Piedmontese, as Tuscans, as Neapolitans, as Romans, and not as Italians’.
    • He was able to hold off the combined armies of the French, Austrians, Spanish, and Neapolitans for several weeks.
    • His impact was so great that when Italy played Argentina in Naples in the 1990 World Cup semi-final, many Neapolitans supported Argentina.


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  • Relating to Naples: he is Neapolitan by birth the Neapolitan Riviera
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    • In Genoa they like Ligurian paintings, in Naples, Neapolitan paintings.
    • Naples and Neapolitan cookery, with dialect terms, were featured again by Cavalcanti, who can be regarded as the first regional cookery writer of Italy.
    • There is, in fact, a tradition in Naples that the Neapolitan system of swordplay contains some Spanish elements.


from Latin Neapolitanus, from Latin Neapolis 'Naples', from Greek neos 'new' + polis 'city'.

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