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Noun: paisano  pI'zaa-now
Usage: US
  1. A person from your own country
    - compatriot
     
  2. A close friend, esp. one who often acts as a companion
    - buddy [informal], brother, chum [informal], crony [informal], pal [informal], cobber [Austral, informal], compadre, bud [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: paisanos

See also: sidekick [informal]

Type of: china [Brit, informal], friend, mate [Brit, informal], national, subject

Encyclopedia: Paisano