Giro vs Gino - What's the difference?

giro | gino |


As a proper noun giro

is (cycling) the giro d'italia.

As an acronym gino is

(neologism|fandom slang) galactica in name only — a derogatory term used by partisan fans of the.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

giro

English

(wikipedia giro)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (in Europe) A transfer of funds between different account holders, carried out by the bank according to payer's written instructions.
  • (British, informal) An unemployment benefit cheque.
  • Usage notes

    The use of paper giros is in decline in favour of electronic payments, which are regarded as faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.

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    gino

    English

    (wikipedia gino)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, Canada, slang, derogatory) A person of Mediterranean (especially Italian) descent, stereotypically regarded as shallow and materialistic.
  • * 1993 , Purdue Research Foundation, Romance Languages Annual
  • Ginos are essentially teenagers of Italian background who take on what they think are traits that characterize an Italian...
  • * 1994 , Marcel Danesi, Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence?
  • Ginos and Ginas typically came from Italian households, wore stylish clothing, and listened to disco-type music.
  • * 200 , "[+//Tania//-]", "They're not going there just to get high"'' (discussion on Internet newsgroup ''alt.rave )
  • Not all ginos and ginas are the same, just becuz you've come across a couple you hate, doesn't mean you hate them all. ... Where I live it is probably 99% ginos and ginas and I get along with them just fine, in fact, my boyfriend is a gino.

    See also

    * Guido, guido * Guidette, guidette

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