dago


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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)
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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.
He frequently declared that England was the finest country in the world, sir, and he felt a lively superiority over Americans, Colonials, Dagos, Dutchmen, and Kanakas.
However, there were no elections held in 41 chiwogs (electoral precincts) due to lack of candidates," admits Chogyal Dago Rigdzin, Chief Election Commissioner.
After all, I'm dago, mick, limey, kraut, papist, Prot .
This incident took place at around 9 am in the Dago area of district, where a police vehicle struck the roadside bomb, border police spokesman, Idress Momand, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
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.
Why doesn't the Dago go ripping through this stadium till he finds the son of a bitch and shows him what he can really do with a bat?
Then in the Dago Gonzales-directed video, several well-placed digital tattoos begin to emerge on Martin's skin, which include Spanish phrases such as "Find yourself," "Forgive" and "Change your life.
Between the jerseyed cherub and the bookish young man in the white riding mac, there was another figure - itchy in a blue serge suit, bespectacled and staring, the omnipresent mole remaining like a dago sideburn.