bocaccio[bō kä′c̸hō, bə-]
Origin: altered (? after Giovanni Boccaccio) ; from Spanish bocacha, variant, variety of bocaza, large mouth ; from Classical Latin bucca: see buccal
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noun pl. bo·cac·cios
Origin: Alteration (perhaps influenced by Italian boccaccia, ugly mouth, or the name Boccaccio) of American Spanish bocacho, from Spanish bocacha, big mouth, from boca, mouth, from Old Spanish, from Latin bucca.