Goombah vs Eyetie - What's the difference?

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Goombah is a synonym of eyetie.


As nouns the difference between goombah and eyetie

is that goombah is (us|slang|pejorative|ethnic slur) a person of italian descent or goombah can be , a while eyetie is (british|slang|dated|derogatory|ethnic slur) an italian.

goombah

English

Etymology 1

Probably originates from the (etyl) , ((etyl) compare and the (etyl) cognate, cumpari, akin to Spanish compadre), and literally means "godfather," but used to denote "friend." Often used to refer to 'family friends' or friends close enough to be considered an 'aunt' or 'uncle', though not related by blood. To an English-speaking ear, the unaspirated stops of the Southern Italian dialect (especially Neapolitan) are interpreted as voiced stops, yielding "goombah."

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Italian descent.
  • (US, slang) A companion, pal, close friend, or associate, used especially among Italian-American men. It sometimes has the connotation of an older friend who acts as a patron, protector or adviser.
  • Synonyms
    * (person of Italian descent) dago * (person of Italian descent) Eyetie * (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

    Etymology 2

    see gumbe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • , a .
  • 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