Italian Adult Slang Words Starting With the Letter C

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As with any language, there are many ways to talk about seduction, flirtation, a little naughtiness, and sometimes get downright raunchy in Italian. Below is a list of Italian slang words and phrases not found in standard texts that range from suggestive to downright vulgar. Many native speakers won't admit to being familiar with all of these phrases, but chances are most of them have heard or used at least one.

A word of advice: Before you unleash the somewhat shocking words and phrases on your new Italian friends, at least get to know each another with some basic introductions.


  • cacare v.t./i. (vulgar) to defecate; cacarsi addosso to defecate in one's pants
  • cacarella f. (vulgar) diarrhea
  • cacasenno (un/una) n. a know-it-all, a smart-ass; (lit.): one who [defecates] wisdom
  • cacasentenze m./f. inv. one who likes to moralize, one who acts like he/she is very smart, a smart ass; (lit.): one who shits sentences
  • cacasodo m./f. inv. an arrogant person, someone who thinks his/her [feces] doesn't stink; (lit.): one who defecates hard (from the verb cacare, meaning "to [defecate]" and the adjective sodo, meaning "tough" or "hard"
  • cacasotto m./f. inv. a very fearful person; (lit.): one who [defecates] down below
  • cacatoio m. (vulgar) john, loo
  • cacchio m. (vulgar) penis
  • cafone s.m. (f. -a) (pejorative) boor, ill-mannered person
  • cavolo (vulgar) non me ne importa un cavolo! I don't give a damn about it!; (vulgar)testa di cavolo blockhead
  • cazzata (vulgar) bloody nonsense
  • cazzo (vulgar) term for penis
  • cazzone (vulgar) term for penis
  • ceffo m. jerk; (lit.): big "dick"
  • cesso m. (vulgar) public washroom
  • chiavare v.t. (trivial) to have sexual intercourse
  • chiavata f. (vulgar) to have sexual intercourse
  • cioccie f.p. (vulgar) breasts
  • ciucca m. (vulgar) drunkenness
  • coglione m. (vulgar) testicle; rompere i coglioni a qualcuno to break someone's [testicles]
  • cornuto m. (vulgar) deceived partner; (generic insult) cuckolded
  • cosina veloce (una) f. a quickie; (lit.): a quick little thing
  • culata f. (vulgar) shove or bump with the behind
  • culo m. (vulgar) buttocks
  • culone m. (vulgar) one with a big fat [buttocks]