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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.]


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]


(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.
(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


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


[ˈdeɪgəʊ] n (offensive) → marocchino (offensive)
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Why," he said, referring to a man with whom he had had a misunderstanding, "dat mug scrapped like a damn dago.
I knew there'd be nothin' doin' for him if he came as a Dago.
I can lick any Dago that ever hatched in the Azores.
If you're experiencing significant functional impairment associated with the changes in season, it's time to get some help," says Dago, who is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
After all, I'm dago, mick, limey, kraut, papist, Prot .
Cagnard V, Nicolas-Randegger J, Dago Akribi A, Rain B, Nozais JP, Essoh Nomel P, et al.
Springfield police are crediting the newest member of its K-9 unit, Dago, in helping to catch a man accused of stealing property from a vehicle.
Election Commissioner Chogyel Dago Rigdzin explained that the ban is a "preventive measure" to avoid mixing of religion and politics.
John Paul II did not play into the hands of dissidents inside the church, such as Dago berto Valdes and his foreign-financed journal Vitral, and Jose Conrado Rodriguez, right-hand man to the late Bishop Pedro Meurice).
The message was received by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, deputy prime minister for the Council of Ministers, when he received Lyonpo Dago Tsering, special envoy of the prime minister of Bhutan at his office yesterday.
1st Bde CFA is having all SBRs tested and fitted at Gas Chamber in DAINVILLE under supervision of DGO and ACTING DAGO.