Italian word meaning someone who
1) Eats too much and is a pig
2) Or takes more than he can eat
Frankie is such a gavone, look how many canolis he took.
by Kracky The Killa May 05, 2004
Top Definition
An Italian-American word originally meaning an ill-mannered, unkempt pig-man (or woman). Based on italian cultural concepts like making a good show of yourself and an obsession with cleanliness. The word comes from the Italian "cafone", which sounds to an english-speaker as 'Gaw-Vone' when spoken with a southern Italian accent.

Now it's used mostly by Italian-Americans to mean 'trashy' Italians, the ones who didn't give up on their culture and become like white american people. Lately I've heard it directed at the Sopranos characters and the Guidos from Jersey Shore.
"My Cousin Vinny is about a bunch of Gavones that challenge the law of the deep south."

Me: Ma the guy I work for wears tons of gold chains and walks around like he doesn't care what other people think.
Mamma: What a gavone.

Me: Ma my friend Lorenzo invited me to his family cook-out.
Mamma: Oh gawd don't go they're a bunch of gavones.
by Rimbambo August 30, 2010
Gavone is not by any mean an italian word.It's a mispelled
"Cafone" which is italian and means rude people especially from countryside.
Dude1: Ooooo I farted.

Dude2: Gavone.
by Ziobello December 05, 2005
Typical candidate: Italian-American Male. Age 25-45. 200+ lbs. Most definitely from Staten Island, Brooklyn or Jersey. Typically frequents restaurants that are either all you can eat, have buffets or serve large portions.

Actions: Fills his plate a mile high. Stuffs his face. Devours the food. Doesn’t even taste the food prior to swallowing it down.
At the Nantucket yacht club there was a group of gentleman stacking clams on their plates as high as a mountain. When they returned to their table, they scarfed them down as fast as possible before quickly returning to the raw bar.

WASP #1: Who are those gavones eating all the clams?!
WASP #2: They must be from Staten Island.
a phony or embarrassment to himself or others
"You Stupid GAVONE"
by solerno June 03, 2004
a word that the cool epicurean italians call the fake phony italians who talk and act like the sopranos
cafone: eeyy, fuggedaboutit!

ginzo: shut the heck up.
by anonymous March 29, 2005

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