Slur Represents Reason & Origins
Black Dagos Italians Believed that some Sicilians are part Black.
Bologna Italians Reference to Bologna, Italy
Brown Pants/Shirts Italians From the color of their uniforms in WW II. Said by American GIs to hide when they defecate themselves on the battlefield.
Burnt Pizza Italians Slur towards dark skinned Italians
Calzone Italians Italian food
Dago Italians Slang for Italian, originally coming from Spain. "Diego" was a common name in Italy at the time this slang was first used. See: Wop.
Dagowop Italians Combination of two slurs.
Fonzie Italians "Happy Days" character Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli.
Garlic Bread Italians Self Explanatory.
Garlic Breath Italians They eat a lot highly spiced dishes seasoned with garlic
Geep Italians From Pinnochio's "father" Gepetto, who was Italian.
Gina Italians Female term for Gino
Ginny Italians In reference to popular Italian garb Ginny T's, now more commonly known as wife beater shirts.
Gino Italians Common Italian name A Toronto municipal politician recently got into hot water for using this slur.
Ginzo Italians From Guinee/Guinea.
Goombah Italians From the Italian word "Compare" (pronounced 'cumpa') meaning "a close friend." Considered a slur when used by non-Italians to describe an Italian male. Was first used by Louis Prima who was famous for bastardizing the Italian language in his witty songs for his American audience. The Goomba is also the weakest enemy in Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. video game series.
Grape-Smasher Italians Smash grapes with feet to make wine, hence grape smasher
Grape-Stomper Italians They make wine.
Grease Ball Italians Multiple origins. The most common being that the Italian people supposedly have an abnormally oily dermis and epidermis.
Guido Italians Northern term referring to Italians who try to portray a mafia mentality. Feminine version is Guidette.
Guinea Pig Italians An overweight Italian
Guinea/Ginney Italians Pronounced "gi-nee." Came from "Guinea Negro" and originally referred to any Black or any person of mixed ancestry. This dates back to the 1740's. By the 1890s it was being applied to Italians--almost certainly because they tend to have darker skin than Anglo-Saxons/Germans. By 1911 the term began being applied to Hispanics, although the reference to Italians is the most common. Derived from Sicilian immigrants who paid in Italian currency, Guineas. Used in the film 'True Romance' as separate from WOPs from Northern Italy, and in The Godfather by a Northern Italian character when referring to Southern Italians and Sicilians. Source on origin
Hightalians Italians Spoiled, rich, brown-noising Italians
Hothead Italians Self-Explanatory. Italian men are often very short tempered and hot headed
I-Tie Italians Old-fashioned epithet, derived from the 1st 2 syllables in "Italian" with a corruption of the 2nd syllable.
IROC Italians Italian Retards Out Crusing. IROC Camaros are popular among east coast Italians.
Jabonee Italians What American-born Italians call immigrant Italians, as in "He/she is a real Jabonee right off the boat. Can't even speak English." Possibly a real Italian word bastardized by English-speaking Italian-Americans.
Katzenfresser Italians German slur meaning "cat eater".
Laposta Italians Italian slang for lazy person with a small dick. In some areas its used to describe someone unusually skinny, pedophilia, and I've even heard homosexual. The word has different meaning based on where its said, but it all references Italians.
Luigi Italians Famous Italian videogame plumber. Used to refer to tall, thin Italians
Macaroni Italians The famous macaroni noodle originated in Italy.
Makaronifresser Italians German. Fressen is impolite term for eating (people essen, but animals fressen).
Mario Italians Famous Italian vidoegame plumber. Used to refer to fat Italians.
Meatball Italians Self-explanatory
Mingia Italians In Sicilian dialect it means 'dick'.
Pizza Nigger Italians Italians are said to wholly enjoy pizza, as it is considered their national dish to the rest of the world.
Polentone Italians Northern Italians because of the Polenta that they eat in the north. It came in response their use or Terrone for Southern Italians
Provolone Italians Italian-Americans who act "overly Italian" with attitude and gold chains (i.e. cheesy)
Ragu Italians Spaghetti sauce.
Rizzo Italians Rizzo's pasta sauce advertises on dumpsters
Salami Italians Italian body odor is often reminiscent of salami
Spaghetti Vender Italians Self explanatory
Spaghetti-Slurper Italians Popular Italian dish and method of eating said dish
Spaghetti-Twister Italians Popular Italian dish and method of eating said dish
Spaghetto Italians Italians who act Black
Spider Italians Reference to a character in the film GoodFellas.
Stallion Italians Like in the movie Rocky, Rocky an Italian, was know as the Stallion.
Terrone Italians Southern Italians. Any Italian living more south than Rome, very offensive, describes living standards and cultural differences from the more European north. The Italian word "Terra" means land or dirt so a Terrone is one who works with the land.
Tony Italians Started when there was a big Italian emigration to the U.S. Their Luggage would say "TO NY" (New York).
Tony Soprano Italians Suggests that all Italians are in the mob
Wallione Italians In addressing a fellow Italian, but condescending when used by non-Italians
Whopper Italians Basically the idea of a WOP but in a more easily said slur
Wonder Bread Wop Italians Used by Italians to describe Italians who are more assimilated into "North American" culture.
WOP Italians High class Italian. Stands for "With Out Papers." Started when there was a big Italian emigration to the U.S., and many were coming in illegally (with out papers). Also could mean "Working On Pavement", or refer to "guappo," (pronounced "woppo") a slang Italian (Neapolitan dialect) word meaning criminal or bully (strong person).
Zip Italians Used by some Italian-Americans to refer to new Italian immigrants because of how fast they are able to speak the old language. The term was coined by National Enquirer founder Fortune Pope, Sr. and his friend Joe Bonanno in the 50's or 60's.