‘Culaccino’ is an Italian word which sums up an irritating party phenomenon. We teach you the meaning of this word and how to use it…
We all know this stain. The unsightly ring left on a wooden table when someone doesn’t use a coaster for their cold drink. It’s infuriating.
Well, did you know that in Italian there’s a word for it?
Culaccino is a word which means ‘the annoying ring left on a wooden surface by a cold glass or cup’.
The word ‘culaccino’ is derived from ‘culo‘ meaning the bottom or ‘butt’ of something. So that annoying ring is literally the ‘bum-stain’ of the glass!
‘Culaccino’ can also mean the end piece of something, like a salami or a loaf of bread. Or the last dregs of drink left in your glass.
How to use ‘culaccino’ in a sentence
- Italian: “Dopo la festa, la mia tavola era ricoperta di culaccino!”
- English: “After the party, my table was covered with annoying round stains from wet glasses!”
I’m sure you can agree, summing it all up in a single word is much neater!
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