[ dey-goh ]

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.

Origin of dago

1715–25, Americanism; alteration of Diego<Spanish: a given name

Words Nearby dago

Other definitions for Dagö (2 of 2)

[ dahg-œ ]

  1. Swedish name of Hiiumaa.

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How to use dago in a sentence

  • Did the dern dago bluff me, does he want more, er did he reely didn't un'erstand fer honest?

    In the Arena | Booth Tarkington
  • Dat dago man, he outer he hade two day fo' dey haul 'em away, an' ain' sen' no mo' messages.

    In the Arena | Booth Tarkington

British Dictionary definitions for dago


/ (ˈdeɪɡəʊ) /

nounplural -gos or -goes
  1. derogatory a member of a Latin race, esp a Spaniard or Portuguese

Origin of dago

C19: alteration of Diego, a common Spanish name

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