Dago red

or dago red


noun Slang: Offensive.

a cheap red wine, especially a jug wine of Italian origin.

Origin of Dago red

First recorded in 1895–1900

Usage note

The term Dago red is perceived as insulting to or by Italians. Dago is a contemptuous term used to refer to an Italian.

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