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dagoes


noun, plural da·gos, da·goes. (often initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Italian or sometimes Spanish origin or descent.

noun plural -gos or -goes

  1. derogatory a member of a Latin race, esp a Spaniard or Portuguese
n.

1823, from Spanish Diego “James.” Originally used of Spanish or Portuguese sailors on English or American ships; by 1900 it had broadened to include non-sailors and shifted to mean chiefly “Italian.” James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain, and Diego as generic for “a Spaniard” is attested from 1610s.

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