Italian Slang Words

Italian Slang

The Alternative Italian Dictionary - Slang, profanities, insults and vulgarisms from all the world. The Alternative dictionaries are a collection of various forms of "bad language" from many languages. At the moment, there are 2743 entries in 162 dictionaries. This is a collaborative project with contributions from a lot of people. The pages are developed and edited by Hans-Christian Holm.
BBC Cool Italian - Want to show some street cred? Here is our essential guide to young Italian people's slang by Giovanna Vaccaro, presenter of our beginners' online course Italian Steps. Swear words tend to be more generally accepted in Italy than many other countries - we've divided up the expressions so you know what to say and what not to say.
Italian Slang and Swearwords - Some of these words and phrases fall into the category of bestemmie (blasphemy): taking the Lord's (or Jesus' or Mary's) name in vain. Be aware that these may be considered particularly offensive by some people. Other rude words are simply called parolacce - "bad words".