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tor·so / ˈtôrsō/ • n. (pl. -sos or -si / -sē/ ) the trunk of the human body. ∎  the trunk of a statue without, or considered independently of, the head and limbs. ∎  fig. an unfinished or mutilated thing, esp. a work of art or literature: the Requiem torso was preceded by the cantata.

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torsobasso, El Paso, Picasso, Sargasso, Tasso •fatso, paparazzo, terrazzo •Brasso •espresso, gesso •intermezzo, mezzo •scherzo •peso, say-so •calypso, dipso •schizo • Mato Grosso • torso • also •amoroso, capriccioso, oloroso, so-so •Caruso, Robinson Crusoe, Rousseau, trousseau •so-and-so •Curaçao, curassow •Thurso, verso

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torso the trunk of a statue, without or considered independently of the head and limbs; the trunk of the human body. The word is recorded from the late 18th century and comes from Italian, literally ‘stalk, stump’, from the Latin base of thyrsus.

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torso XVIII. — It. torso stalk, stump, trunk of a statue :- L. thyrsus stalk; see THYRSUS.

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torso. Twisted column-shaft.