wop

[ 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

An Americanism first recorded in 1910–15; from Italian (Neapolitan and Sicilian dialect) guappo “bully, showy,” from Spanish guapo “a dandy”; further origin uncertain, possibly ultimately from Latin vappa “wine that has gone flat; worthless or useless person.” The belief that this word is an acronym of “without papers/passport,” in reference to immigration status, is without substance
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British Dictionary definitions for wop (1 of 2)

wop1
/ (wɒp) /

noun

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)

wop2
/ (wɒp) /

verb, noun wops, wopping or wopped

a variant spelling of whop
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