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wop

 (wŏp)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or ancestry.

[Italian dialectal guappo, thug, from Spanish guapo, handsome, dashing, braggart, bully, from French dialectal wape, rogue, from Latin vappa, flat wine, scoundrel.]
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wop

(wɒp)
n
(Peoples) slang derogatory a member of a Latin people, esp an Italian
[C20: probably from southern Italian dialect guappo dandy, braggart, from Spanish guapo]

wop

(wɒp)
n, vb, wops, wopping or wopped
a variant spelling of whop
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wop

(wɒp)

n.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
n.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an Italian or a person of Italian descent.)
[1910–15, Amer.; < Italian (Neapolitan dial.) guappo swaggerer < Sp guapo pimp, ruffian, via dial. French < Latin vappa wine that has gone flat, worthless person]
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wop


Past participle: wopped
Gerund: wopping

Imperative
wop
wop
Present
I wop
you wop
he/she/it wops
we wop
you wop
they wop
Preterite
I wopped
you wopped
he/she/it wopped
we wopped
you wopped
they wopped
Present Continuous
I am wopping
you are wopping
he/she/it is wopping
we are wopping
you are wopping
they are wopping
Present Perfect
I have wopped
you have wopped
he/she/it has wopped
we have wopped
you have wopped
they have wopped
Past Continuous
I was wopping
you were wopping
he/she/it was wopping
we were wopping
you were wopping
they were wopping
Past Perfect
I had wopped
you had wopped
he/she/it had wopped
we had wopped
you had wopped
they had wopped
Future
I will wop
you will wop
he/she/it will wop
we will wop
you will wop
they will wop
Future Perfect
I will have wopped
you will have wopped
he/she/it will have wopped
we will have wopped
you will have wopped
they will have wopped
Future Continuous
I will be wopping
you will be wopping
he/she/it will be wopping
we will be wopping
you will be wopping
they will be wopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wopping
you have been wopping
he/she/it has been wopping
we have been wopping
you have been wopping
they have been wopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wopping
you will have been wopping
he/she/it will have been wopping
we will have been wopping
you will have been wopping
they will have been wopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wopping
you had been wopping
he/she/it had been wopping
we had been wopping
you had been wopping
they had been wopping
Conditional
I would wop
you would wop
he/she/it would wop
we would wop
you would wop
they would wop
Past Conditional
I would have wopped
you would have wopped
he/she/it would have wopped
we would have wopped
you would have wopped
they would have wopped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wop - (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
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Wop

[wɒp] N (offensive) → italiano/a m/f
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wop

n (pej sl)Spag(h)ettifresser(in) m(f) (pej sl)
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References in classic literature ?
Of course, it must be remembered that along with such frivolous occupations I was trying to get work as wop, lumper, and roustabout.
Wop! She sat down in the moon-path on the water, courtesying with a flourish of pride impressive enough had not the wheel-gear sniggered mockingly in its box.
Some time ago, when spending a delightful week-end at the ancestral castle of my dear old friend, the Duke of Weatherstonhope (pronounced Wop), I came across an old black-letter MS.
She said: "I wonder whether it is a demonstration of cojones on the part of Mr Cameron not to reject Alun Cairns as a Welsh Tory prospective parliamentary candidate for saying that he would not support the Italian football team because they were a bunch of 'greasy wops'.
When appearing on Dau o'r Bae on BBC Radio Cymru last week he described Italians as "greasy wops" during a discussion about the Euro 2008 football championship.
When she added that she had written "nice food" next to Italy in the list, Mr Cairns said: "I've written greasy wops."
Cuccinello, Puccinelli, Crosetti, Lazzeri, Bonura, Orsatti, Di Maggio and a host of other "walloping Wops" can't be wrong.
A TORY National Assembly member who referred to Italians as "greasy wops" has been reinstated as a general election candidate.
Is it possible his "greasy wops" jibe would not have made headlines, his career would still be on track and neither Wales nor Italy would be any worse of?
Mr Cairns stood down as shadow education minister and as chairman of the influential Finance Committee after he used the phrase "greasy wops" live on radio.
TORY AM Alun Cairns was last night forced to apologise for using the phrase "greasy wops" to describe Italians during a live radio broadcast.