Cioppino (a San Francisco dish)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Sep 20 16:57:42 UTC 2001

>>The word is Italian,
>>from a Genoese dialect, _ciuppin_, for a fish stew,
>This I can believe (although it leaves open where "ciuppin" derives from)

Just a wild guess: a diminutive of something like "ciuppa", cognate with
Italian "zuppa" = "soup".

"Ciuppin" is very much like "zuppetta", isn't it?

[Excerpt from the Web: <<... potete fare un bel "ciuppin", (che vorrebbe
dire zuppetta)>>]

-- Doug Wilson

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