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(preceded by the and an initial letter) a euphemistic way of referring to a word by its first letter because it is considered to be in some way unmentionable by the user: the C-word, meaning cancer
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An Italian or a person of Italian extraction; dago (1912+)

[apparently fr southern Italian dialect guappo, ''dandy, dude, stud,'' used as a greeting by male Neapolitans]

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