noun (used with a plural verb)
- an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km).
- an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop: 12 200 (2002 est). Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
“Capri pants,” 1966, see Capri pants.
island in the Bay of Naples, of unknown origin: Latin capra “she-goat,” Greek kapros “boar,” Etruscan capra “burial place” all have been suggested. As a type of wine, 1877; as a type of pants, 1956 (see Capri pants).