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da·go

also Da·go (dā′gō)
n. pl. da·gos or da·goes Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese descent.

[Alteration of Spanish Diego, a common male given name (taken in late medieval times to be a shortening and alteration of Sant Iago, Saint James), from Old Spanish, alteration of earlier Diago, from earlier Didago, probably of pre-Roman Iberian origin and perhaps from or akin to Celtiberian Titiakos, of or belonging to the Titii, a Celtiberian tribe of the middle Ebro valIey.]

dago

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

da•go

(ˈdeɪ goʊ)

n., pl. -gos, -goes.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
n.
(a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Italian or sometimes Spanish origin or descent.)
(often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
[1715–25, Amer.; alter. of Diego < Sp: a given name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dago - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
Translations

dago

n (pej)Südländer(in) m(f), → Kanake m (pej sl), verächtliche Bezeichnung für Spanier, Portugiesen oder Südamerikaner

dago

[ˈdeɪgəʊ] n (offensive) → marocchino (offensive)
References in classic literature ?
It's close in along with them Dagoes, an' the fresh air will fresh Mrs.
So we sat, dry, upon the stools, listening to the Dagoes fiddling on deck.
We're Saxons, you an' me, an' Mary, an' Bert, and all the Americans that are real Americans, you know, and not Dagoes and Japs and such.
For him, if people weren't German they were Bohunks, Polacks, Dagoes, and of course filthy Jew pigs, even if that coward never even hinted at anything like that about Jews in front of Demand.
Various groups of Americans have survived being called dagoes, frogs, kikes, Polacks, wops, guineas, injuns, square heads, spics, hebes, or whatever.