niggers; wops, Poles, not `Polacks.'
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- Offensive Slang. Used as a disparaging term for a person of Polish birth or descent.
- Obsolete. A native of Poland; a Pole.
n. Offensive Slang.
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or descent.
[Italian dialectal guappo, thug, from Spanish guapo, handsome, dashing, braggart, bully, from French dialectal wape, rogue, from Latin vappa, flat wine, scoundrel.]