Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


noun, often capitalized \ˈwäp\

Definition of wop

usually offensive

  1. :  italian

Origin and Etymology of wop

Italian dialect guappo swaggerer, tough, from Spanish guapo, probably from Middle French dialect vape, wape weak, insipid, from Latin vappa wine gone flat

First Known Use: 1908

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).