Dago vs Guido - What's the difference?

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Guido is a synonym of dago.

Dago is a synonym of guido.

Dago is a synonym of guido.


As nouns the difference between dago and guido

is that dago is (uk|slang|offensive|ethnic slur) a person of italian, spanish, portuguese, or other mediterranean descent while guido is (slang|us|ethnic slur) italian-american male; an american male of italian extraction as a member of the working-class.

dago

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (UK, slang, offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or other Mediterranean descent.
  • (US, Australia, slang, offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Italian descent.
  • Usage notes

    * The sense has become less pejorative in recent years, with people of Spanish or Portuguese origin themselves adopting the term. * Usually a sailor or deckhand. "diego" is the Portuguese nickname for any deckhand and "jack" is the British equivalent.[Citation needed] * The sense has become more pejorative in recent years, having been considered more acceptable at the start of the 20th century. In the Upper Midwest region of the United States, the term is still used for several Italian-inspired food items with no apparent pejorative connotation. * The word is used in the term "dago dazzler" (see )

    Synonyms

    * (person of Italian descent) Eyetie * (person of Italian descent) goombah * (person of Italian descent) greaseball * (person of Italian descent) guido * (person of Italian descent) guinea * (person of Italian descent) wog * (person of Italian descent) wop

    guido

    English

    (wikipedia Guido)

    Proper noun

    (Guidos)
  • of (etyl) origin. English equivalent: Guy
  • (US, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) a young, lower class or working class Italian-American or Italian-Canadian male from an urban environment.
  • (US, slang, pejorative) A clothing style associated with the stereotype.
  • Usage notes

    * Carries the connotation of a person who is humorously uncultured and has a thuggish and overtly macho attitude and an unyielding pride in his ancestry. Common in Northeast areas such as Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey, South Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Rhode Island and Southwest Connecticut. * The fashion style includes gold or platinum chains, diamond stud earrings, plain T-shirts or muscle shirts, tracksuits, pompadours, slicked-back hair, or hairstyles

    Synonyms

    * (person of Italian descent) dago * (person of Italian descent) Eyetie * (person of Italian descent) goombah * (person of Italian descent) greaseball * (person of Italian descent) guinea * (person of Italian descent) wog * (person of Italian descent) wop

    Alternative forms

    * guido

    Coordinate terms

    * guido, guidette, Guidette

    See also

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