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Meaning of LAZZARONI

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Laz`za*ro"ni\ (?; It. ?), n. pl. [It. lazzarone, pl.
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. [Written also, but improperly,
{lazaroni}.]

 

 

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