Cazzati, extremely rare, is typical of the Taranto area and of the nearby area of Matera, Cazzato is typically Apulian, of the Salento and of the Taranto area, may have originated from a dialectal nickname linked to the word cacciare or to the Greek term kuathos (pot, cup, but also casserole ), perhaps to understand that the progenitor made the itinerant water seller. additions provided by Anna Carletto cazzare in dialect of Lecce, means breaking, shattering, such as a dish falling to the ground (from the French casser). The nutcracker is in fact called cazzamennele (rompimandorle). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cazzato is a Pugliese surname that can have as its base the Italian 'cazzato' = hunted, exiled, or a dialectal term of Molfetta 'kazzatæ' which indicates a man "seized by anger, angry, tenacious". Minervini 137.
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