Dago definition

dāgō
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese descent.
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(slang) A person, often dark-skinned, of Spanish, Portuguese, or, now esp., Italian descent.
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(UK, slang, offensive) A person of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or other Mediterranean descent.
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(US, Australia, slang, offensive) A person of Italian descent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dago
Plural:
dagoes, dagos

Origin of dago

  • Alteration of Spanish Diego a given name from Latin Iacōbus Jacob

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of diego (“Spaniard”), from Spanish Diego (“common Spanish name”) by law of Hobson-Jobson. See Johnnie and Jock for similar epithets.

    From Wiktionary