from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or descent.
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- n. A person of Italian descent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as whop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Italian dialectal guappo, thug, from Spanish guapo, handsome, dashing, braggart, bully, from French dialectal wape, rogue, from Latin vappa, flat wine, scoundrel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Neapolitan guappo ("dude, stud"), a greeting borrowed from Spanish guapo ("bold, handsome"). Erroneously attributed to the initialism Without Papers. (Wiktionary)