it is an expression that is not used today, but very used in old Italian documents. Bardassa means passive homosexual and, as on other occasions it is expressed in feminine. The term comes from the Arabic word “Bardag”, meaning slave boy, which in turn comes from the Persian expression “Hardah” that means slave. Keep in mind that in the Roman Empire was transformed the Greek homosexual construction system, teacher-pupil, to the master-slave system that socially allowed men fuck their slaves, and in general the homosexual behavior if it was in a top (active) sex role.
Variations: Bardascia, Bagascio, Bardasceddu, Bardasciari.