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A.Word.A.Day--spaghetti western

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spaghetti western (spuh-GET-ee WES-tuhrn) noun

A cheap western movie produced in Italy or Spain, typically having Italian actors, an American star, and a generous dose of violence.

[From spaghetti (a pasta from Italy), western (a story/movie with 19th century US West setting).]

"Alone at night, she bobbed in a sea of spaghetti Westerns, make-my-day police dramas, and goofball comedies." Neil Chethik, A Hard Look at Losing Fathers, The Boston Globe, Nov 29, 2001.

This week's theme: words with Italian connection.


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