wop

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈwäp How to pronounce wop (audio) \

Definition of wop

offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a person of Italian birth or descent

First Known Use of wop

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wop

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

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“Wop.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wops. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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wop

noun
How to pronounce wop (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wop

informal + offensive : an Italian person

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