Eyetie

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Eyetie

(ˈaɪtaɪ)
n, adj
(Peoples) offensive slang Brit Italian
[C20: based on a jocular mispronunciation of Italian]
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Translations
ItakaItaker

Eyetie

n (Brit pej sl) → Spag(h)ettifresser(in) m(f) (pej inf), → Itaker m (pej inf)
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Raised by first-generation parents whose grandparents sailed from Italy to build a new life, Antonio said: "There must have been loads of 'Eyeties' on the ship.
Though the social organization in scenes prior to the last is structured as much by ethnicity as sexuality--such slurs as "eyeties," "yegg," "guinea," "mick," "sheeny," and "potato-eater" riddle the screenplay--there can be little doubt that its eventual breakdown inheres precisely in the dissolution of the stabilizing effect that male-male desire can engender.
I don't mind the Pakistanis or the Eyeties, but I wish them ruddy Welsh would stay away."
Mr Garlick also denied allegations he called design consultants "smarmy little Eyeties in Armani suits", saying it was "inconceivable" he would ever say what was a racist slur.
With England already ruled out of the equation on the grounds that fairytales don't happen unless your last name is Riding Hood and with Germany relying on a Jancker, that leaves us with six potential winners - the Frogs, Argies, Eyeties, Nescafe Boys, dirty Dagos and the Swedes.
(7) Peter Dalseno, Sugar, Tears and Eyeties, Brisbane, 1994, p.136.
But does anybody seriously believe that Wales, Ireland, the Froggies, the Scots and the Eyeties can beat our boys?
MANCHESTER UNITED fans taunted Juventus in midweek with chants of: "Same old Eyeties, always cheating."
"Yer Eyeties and Frogs and Brazulyins cannae touch it.
Because of that and because the Krauts and the Eyeties know this they lived in these mosques.
National pride is fine but not when we express it in violence or when we abuse our neighbours as Frogs, Krauts and Eyeties.
My guess is that the players of the Emerald Isle will gain one win this year - against the out-of-their-depth "Eyeties".