[ wop ]
/ wɒp /

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to an Italian or a person of Italian descent.

Origin of wop

1910–15, Americanism; < Italian (Neapolitan dial.) guappo swaggerer < Spanish guapo pimp, ruffian, via dialectal French < Latin vappa wine that has gone flat, worthless person; initial w perhaps by association with a related Gmc word
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British Dictionary definitions for wop (1 of 2)

/ (wɒp) /


slang, derogatory a member of a Latin people, esp an Italian

Word Origin for wop

C20: probably from southern Italian dialect guappo dandy, braggart, from Spanish guapo

British Dictionary definitions for wop (2 of 2)

/ (wɒp) /

verb, noun wops, wopping or wopped

a variant spelling of whop
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