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n. pl. gin·zoes Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or descent.

[Origin unknown.]
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n, pl -zos
a disparaging term for a person of Italian descent
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ginzo - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
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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