or mo·zet·ta

[moh-zet-uh; Italian mawt-tset-tah]

noun, plural moz·zet·tas, Italian moz·zet·te [mawt-tset-te] /mɔtˈtsɛt tɛ/. Roman Catholic Church.

a short cape that covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and to which a hood is attached, worn by the pope and by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and other dignitaries.

Nearby words

  1. mozart,
  2. mozart, wolfgang amadeus,
  3. mozi,
  4. mozo,
  5. mozzarella,
  6. mozzie,
  7. moçambique,
  8. mp,
  9. mp/m,
  10. mp3

Origin of mozzetta

1765–75; < Italian, aphetic variant of almozzetta, equivalent to almozz(a) (compare Medieval Latin almutia amice2) + -etta -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mozzetta




RC Church a short hooded cape worn by the pope, cardinals, etc

Word Origin for mozzetta

C18: from Italian, shortened from almozzetta, from Medieval Latin almutia almuce

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