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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

dago

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

[ˈdeɪgəʊ] n (offensive) → marocchino (offensive)
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References in classic literature ?
"Why," he said, referring to a man with whom he had had a misunderstanding, "dat mug scrapped like a damn dago. Dat's right.
Then this place--silver bowl--Benvenuto Cellini--rummy ole Dago! An' the organ--thirty thousan' dollars, sir--starter up, Hamilton, let Mr.
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.
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."
"It's close in along with them Dagoes, an' the fresh air will fresh Mrs.
Dago later died from severe spinal injuries, while Obiasada was in critical condition.
This is a very good sign and I take it as a cause for reassurance and pride' - Chogyal Dago Rigzin urged all to keep in mind the words of wisdom of His Majesty.
In the mid-20th century, some called it the "dago tee" or "guinea tee" -- offensive epithets directed at Italian immigrants.
The human-chain protest was organised by Basque group Gure Esku Dago (In Our Own Hands) and ran from Donostia (also known as San Sebastian) to the Basque parliament in Gasteiz (Vitoria).