1930s, “fellow countryman, native of one’s own country,” from Italian dialect, from Late Latin pagensis “peasant, rustic” (see peasant). Spanish form paisano attested in English (New Mexico) from 1844.
A fellow native of one’s country or town; compatriot; homie, landsman
[1930s+; fr Italian dialect]
[Italian pah-e-zyel-law] /Italian ˌpɑ ɛˈzyɛl lɔ/ noun 1. Giovanni [Italian jaw-vahn-nee] /Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA), .
[pes-tuh m] /ˈpɛs təm/ noun 1. an ancient coastal city of Lucania, in S Italy: the extant ruins include three Greek temples and a Roman amphitheater. /ˈpɛstəm/ noun 1. an ancient Greek colony on the coast of Lucania in S Italy
[pah-es] /ˈpɑ ɛs/ noun 1. José Antonio [haw-se ahn-taw-nyaw] /hɔˈsɛ ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1790–1873, Venezuelan revolutionary and political leader: president 1831–35, 1839–43; dictator 1861–63. /Spanish ˈpɑes/ noun 1. José Antonio (xoˈse anˈtonjo). 1790–1873, Venezuelan revolutionary leader; first president (1831–46) of independent Venezuela
PAF abbr. platelet-aggregating factor 1. paroxysmal atrial fibrillation 2. platelet-aggregating factor