Slang an Italian or a person of Italian descent: an offensive term of hostility and contempt
Origin of wopuncertain or unknown; perhaps ; from Italian dialect, dialectal guappo, ruffian
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or ancestry.
Origin of wopItalian dialectal guappo, thug, from Spanish guapo, handsome, dashing, braggart, bully, from French dialectal wape, rogue, from Latin vappa, flat wine, scoundrel.
- (UK, US, slang, derogatory, ethnic slur) A person of Italian descent.