noun, plural dagos, dagoes. (often initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Italian or sometimes Spanish origin or descent.

1715–25, Americanism; alteration of Diego < Spanish: a given name

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Danish name of Hiiumaa.
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dago (ˈdeɪɡəʊ)
n , pl -gos, -goes
derogatory a member of a Latin race, esp a Spaniard or Portuguese
[C19: alteration of Diego, a common Spanish name]

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1823, from Sp. Diego "James," orig. used of Sp. or Port. sailors on Eng. or Amer. ships, by 1900 it had broadened to include non-sailors and shifted to mean chiefly "Italian."
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