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dago

[dey-goh] /ˈdeɪ goʊ/
noun, plural dagos, dagoes. (often initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Italian or sometimes Spanish origin or descent.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25, Americanism; alteration of Diego < Spanish: a given name

Dagö

[dahg-œ] /ˈdɑgˌœ/
noun
1.
Danish name of Hiiumaa.
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dago

/ˈdeɪɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -gos, -goes
1.
(derogatory) a member of a Latin race, esp a Spaniard or Portuguese
Word Origin
C19: alteration of Diego, a common Spanish name
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Word Origin and History for dago
dago
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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Slang definitions & phrases for dago

dago

adjective

Italian

noun
  1. An Italian or person of Italian descent; First used chiefly of Hispanics; noted as ''chiefly Italians'' by 1900: Hey, Fiorello, you're a dago
  2. The Italian language
  3. A person of Hispanic birth or descent

[1823+; fr Diego, ''James'' used in the 17th century to mean ''Spaniard'']


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