American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or descent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as whop.
- n. UK, US, slang, derogatory, ethnic slur A person of Italian descent.
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
- From Neapolitan guappo ("dude, stud"), a greeting borrowed from Spanish guapo ("bold, handsome"). Erroneously attributed to the initialism Without Papers. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“That the band wears their hearts on their sleeves while singing doo-wop is awesome enough; the fact that they write decent songs is all the more remarkable.”
“I'm guessing the folks telling you "wop" and "polack" jokes weren't actually doing so out of hatred so much as an attempt at bad taste fun...”
“Living in New Hampshire into my teens, I learned how far bigotry can go, to the point where white kids would be calling each other derogatory names based on their ancestry from long ago -- ie: the kid whose grandfather was from italy became a "wop" and the kid whose great great grandma was Irish became a "mick" etc.”
“I named the guys Poison & Pain and they were hyping the crowd up behind me doing their "wop" and "running man" routines.”
“He was fairly certain that no door had said "wop" to him now.”
“There was a sad and terrible pause at this point in the conversation during which a hundred thousand people seemed unexpectedly to say "wop" and a team of white robots descended from the sky like dandelion seeds drifting on the wind in tight military formation.”
“It was a few hours later than this, as he stomped disconsolately about the darkened corridors swearing at cheerful doors, that he heard the "wop" said, and it made him very nervous.”
“He had been stomping around the Heart of Gold for days, and so far no door had said "wop" to him.”
“With a noise like a hundred thousand people saying "wop", a steely white spaceship suddenly seemed to create itself out of nothing in the air directly above the cricket pitch and hung there with infinite menace and a slight hum.”
“It sounded as if a hundred thousand people had said "wop", which puzzled him because he was the only person on the ship.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘wop’.
Alle Menschen werden Brüder - sooner or later? Derogatory terms for anybody different.
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
Just add a few of these words and phrases together to create your own doowop song.
Words That Make Sense in Reverse Too! Bad news for a dyslexic, 'cause s/he's got no clue if s/he read the word correctly or not, as opposed to a palindrome (i.e., no mistake possible, cf. "Dyslexic...
Terms of human exceptionalism, exclusivity, and 'types of'.
legal according to the dicker we use
words I've seen played, raised eyebrows at and subsequently looked up — all real according to SOWPODS, the official international tournament word list
Different ways people insult people of other ethnic origins.
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