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Webster Dictionary

  1. Lazzaroni

    the homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging; -- so called from the Hospital of St. Lazarus, which serves as their refuge

  2. Origin: [It. lazzarone, pl. lazzaroni.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lazzaroni

    an indolent class of waifs under a chief who used to lounge about Naples, and proved formidable in periods of revolution; they subsisted partly by service as messengers, porters, &c., and partly as beggars.

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