Wog vs Eyetie - What's the difference?

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Wog is a synonym of eyetie.


As nouns the difference between wog and eyetie

is that wog is (british|slang|pejorative|ethnic slur) any dark-skinned person most commonly used to refer to people of indian, north african, mediterranean, or middle eastern ancestry or wog can be abbreviation of polliwog or wog can be a minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite or wog can be (scientology) an acronym for "without goals", ie a person who is not a scientologist or wog can be wog = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids while eyetie is (british|slang|dated|derogatory|ethnic slur) an italian.

As a verb wog

is (slang) to steal.

wog

English

(wikipedia wog)

Etymology 1

Perhaps an abbreviation of golliwog . The claim that it is an acronym for Westernised Oriental gentleman is demonstrably false, as this etymology does not seem to occur before the 1960’s although the term had been in use for over a hundred years at that point.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) Any dark-skinned person. Most commonly used to refer to people of Indian, North African, Mediterranean, or Middle Eastern ancestry.
  • (Australia, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Southern European, Mediterranean (especially Italian, Croatian, Lebanese, Greek, Serbian, Macedonian and Bosnian people).
  • 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) guido * (person of Italian descent) guinea * (person of Italian descent) wop

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of polliwog .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Abbreviation of polliwog
  • (nautical, slang) Short for pollywog, or a sailor who has never crossed the Equator. Often referred to as either filthy, slimy, or even dirty wogs
  • Etymology 3

    Unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite.
  • Etymology 4

    Initialism, coined by .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scientology) an acronym for "Without Goals", i.e. a person who is not a Scientologist.
  • Etymology 5

    Initialism.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • WOG = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.
  • Etymology 6

    Unknown.

    Verb

  • (slang) To steal.
  • Derived terms
    * woggish English terms with unknown etymologies ----

    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