[sis-uh-roh-nee, chich-uh-; Italian chee-che-raw-ne]
noun, plural cicerones Italian, ciceroni [chee-che-raw-nee] .
a person who conducts sightseers; guide.

1720–30; Italian < Latin Cicerōnem, accusative of Cicerō Cicero, the guide being thought of as having the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero Unabridged
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cicerone (ˌsɪsəˈrəʊnɪ, ˌtʃɪtʃ-)
n , pl -nes, -ni
a person who conducts and informs sightseers; a tour guide
[C18: from Italian: antiquarian scholar, guide, after Cicero, alluding to the eloquence and erudition of these men]

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"a local guide in Italy," 1726, from It., from L. Ciceronem, from the name of the great Roman orator (see Cicero). Perhaps in ref. to the loquacity of the guides.
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