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  • noun Plural form of dago.


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  • Jews, who had before sneered at each other as "dagoes" and "sheenies," seized each other in their arms and called each other brother.

    Making Both Ends Meet The income and outlay of New York working girls

  • It is difficult to write of the relation of the older and most foreign-looking immigrants to the children of other people – the Italians whose fruit-carts are upset simply because they are "dagoes," or the Russian peddlers who are stoned and sometimes badly injured because it has become a code of honor in a gang of boys to thus express their derision.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • He laughed in the sheik's face and told the mate to call up a few jackies to drive the "dagoes" off.

    Brewster`s Millions

  • He laughed in the sheik's face and told the mate to call up a few jackies to drive the "dagoes" off.

    Brewster's Millions

  • Constable Foss visited the camp of a gang of Italian railroad labourers near Hawkins and was reported to be bringing several indignant "dagoes" over to Windomville to see if Courtney or the two ladies could identify them.

    Quill's Window

  • It may be well for the reputation of Tinkletown to mention that one of the donors was Mrs. Raspus, a negro washerwoman who did work for the "dagoes" engaged in building the railroad hard by; another was the wife of Antonio Galli, a member of the grading gang, and the third was

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

  • “Anyone who can put those dagoes to work is some guy.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • “Niggers and dagoes,” said the king of Yonder Kingdom, glancing carelessly backward and lighting in his lips a carefully rolled wisp of fragrant tobacco.


  • Then it was prairie again, to the heel of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and since all this had recently been Mexican territory, there were more olive faces than white in the little settlements, and that unwashed languor inseperable from dagoes began to pervade the scene.


  • They wheeled, graceful as gulls, whoever their partners-elegant, hatchet-faced dagoes in mangas, red-faced sports sodden on Taos whisky or vino, bearded miners in slouch hats and red shirts, or great clumsy buckskin brigadeers who whooped and yelled and capered like Indians.



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