Italian vs Eyetie - What's the difference?

italian | eyetie |

As nouns the difference between italian and eyetie

is that italian is while eyetie is (british|slang|dated|derogatory|ethnic slur) an italian.



(wikipedia Italian) (Italian)


(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * Italian cloth * Italian iron * Italian juice


    (en noun)
  • An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing a trophy.}}

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.
  • Derived terms

    * Old Italian

    See also

    * (it) * Language list



    Alternative forms



    (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...


    * (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