[kah-chuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
Also cac·cia·to·ra [kah-chuh-tawr-uh, -tohr-uh] /ˌkɑ tʃəˈtɔr ə, -ˈtoʊr ə/.

Origin of cacciatore

1940–45; short for Italian alla cacciatora in the manner of hunters; cacciatora, feminine derivative of cacciatore hunter, equivalent to cacci(a) caccia + -atore -ator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cacciatore

Contemporary Examples of cacciatore

Historical Examples of cacciatore

  • This is the old Cacciatore seismometer which has been long employed in Italy.

  • About ten o'clock appear Il Cacciatore's two dogs, mother and son.


    Axel Munthe

British Dictionary definitions for cacciatore



  1. (immediately postpositive) prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings

Word Origin for cacciatore

Italian, literally: hunter
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Word Origin and History for cacciatore

by 1973, from Italian, literally "hunter," from past participle of cacciare "to hunt, chase" (see chase (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper