She laughed merrily; "they live where the dagos live, in Italy, yer know, and—"
There are others who are entitled to as good a chance as the dagos, and they must have it.
And then Norris unlashed the block from the main gaff and swung it down to the "dagos," who had come alongside with their boat.
That's my little dodge, boiling water for these dagos, if they come.
On this day a mob had been chasing the dagos, and had at length captured one.
Quite a few of the dagos had knives, and Jernyngham had a sword.
The quartette of English went in, despising the "dagos," and quite intending to clear them off the ship.
Besides, who ever saw one of the blamed dagos spending a cent at a grocery, or a notions store, or a saloon—or anywhere?
The crew were a mixed lot, mostly Norwegians and dagos, whom the captain had shipped at low wages.
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.
[1823+; fr Diego, ''James'' used in the 17th century to mean ''Spaniard'']