We'll sing when the music-box plays songs, and you and dago can dance when it plays waltzes.
Let the dago come on board, too; the gentleman here says he's a good sort.
His attitude of impassive politeness nettled her far more than the alert hostility of the dago Duke whom she saw occasionally.
The fellow was a dago of immense strength and of no sense whatever.
"It may be a dago after all," suggested "Bill," glancing from the port.
"If you weren't Irish, you'd just naturally be dago," he said with a laugh.
I'll blow over and mix with the dago bunch, an' practice sittin' on my heels.
It was this the British sailor expressed in his answer to the question "What is a dago?"
dago Joe was missing, and the others had had about all the rum they could stand.
I knew there'd be nothin' doin' for him if he came as a dago.
1823, from Spanish Diego "James." Originally used of Spanish or Portuguese sailors on English or American ships; by 1900 it had broadened to include non-sailors and shifted to mean chiefly "Italian." James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain, and Diego as generic for "a Spaniard" is attested from 1610s.