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n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or ancestry.
[Italian dialectal guappo, thug, from Spanish guapo, handsome, dashing, braggart, bully, from French dialectal wape, rogue, from Latin vappa, flat wine, scoundrel.]
(Peoples) slang derogatory a member of a Latin people, esp an Italian
[C20: probably from southern Italian dialect guappo dandy, braggart, from Spanish guapo]
n, vb, wops, wopping or wopped
a variant spelling of whop
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.—n.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an Italian or a person of Italian descent.)
[1910–15, Amer.; < Italian (Neapolitan dial.) guappo swaggerer < Sp guapo pimp, ruffian, via dial. French < Latin vappa wine that has gone flat, worthless person]
Past participle: wopped
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|Noun||1.||wop - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent|
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
Wop[wɒp] N (offensive) → italiano/a m/f
n (pej sl) → Spag(h)ettifresser(in) m(f) (pej sl)