English speakers are missing out on these treasures found only in the Italian language.

The Italians have the best of everything in terms of food, culture, and fashion, but these unique words and phrases deserve to be imported in our daily verbiage as well. 

Salapuzio – This is a word to describe a short man who's a bit of a crass know-it-all. This rolls off the tongue better than "short-man syndrome."


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Qualunquismo – A skeptical or distrustful attitude towards politics. I think we all feel this at some point during an election year. 


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Gattara – An old spinster who cares for stray cats. Think of it as the feline equivalent of the "feed the birds, tuppence a bag" lady in Mary Poppins. 


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Pantofolaio – Someone who takes being a homebody to another level. This is the person who doesn't want to do any unnecessary work in order to fully relax. 


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Baffona – A lady who rocks a 'stache. 


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Slampadato – Someone addicted to a tanning bed. I knew a lot of slampadatos in college and now they're regular visitors to the dermatologist's office. 


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Cavoli Riscaldati – The literal translation is "reheated cabbage," but the Italians mean it as the attempt of bringing a stale relationship back to life. I suppose English speakers could equate this with "reheated fish in the office microwave."


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Know any great Italian words that the English speakers of the world could benefit from? Let us know in the comments!