[ wop ]
/ wɒp /
noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to an Italian or a person of Italian descent.
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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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