Dago vs Eyetie - What's the difference?

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Dago is a synonym of eyetie.


As nouns the difference between dago and eyetie

is that dago is (uk|slang|offensive|ethnic slur) a person of italian, spanish, portuguese, or other mediterranean descent while eyetie is (british|slang|dated|derogatory|ethnic slur) an italian.

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

    eyetie

    English

    Alternative forms

    *eye-tie

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang, dated, derogatory, ethnic slur) An Italian.
  • * 1944 , Lawson Glassop, We were the rats
  • The only danger of gas from the Eyeties was when they breathed garlic on you.
  • * 1944 , Richard Baxter, Stand by to surface
  • We got out to sea again, but it was not long before the Eyeties were on our track again.
  • * 1986 , Aidan Chambers, Dance on My Grave
  • D'you think they're Eyeties ? Supposed to be great lovers...

    Synonyms

    * (person of Italian descent) dago * (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