dago dago

Definition(s):

  • (n) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • While the state has always cast a cold eye toward entries that use nasty ethnic or sexual terms, more than 300 tags with variations of the words dago and wop slipped through.

News

  1. Food truck owners cry foul after getting booted from track

    Tuesday July 23, 2013 CAITLIN MORRIS The Troy Record SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- After months of planning for their summer season at Saratoga Race Course, the owners of the Wandering Dago food truck received a phone call from a New York Racing Association official late Friday evening, who told them their food truck had to be out of the racetrack before it opened Saturday.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

  2. Summertime, and the reading is easy

    Readers recommended a lot of genre fiction, such as Orson Scott Card's sci-fi tale "Ender's Game," which Pamela Townsend points out will be a movie (slated to be released Nov. 1). Steve Barnes' story about a food truck that had a contract to operate at Saratoga Race Course but was told to leave because of its name — Wandering Dago — has been heating up social media. Most comments fall into one ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Food truck banned from Saratoga Race Course after complaints over name

    Wandering Dago on Twitter A food truck business named Wandering Dago has been banned from Saratoga Race Course after customers complained that the name of the business was offensive, according to New York Racing officials. Brandon Snooks and Andrea Loguidice, co-owners of the Schenectady-based business, told local media outlets that...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, civil rights attorney Constance Rice sounding somewhat like Lenny Bruce, wrote, "But rest assured, the Imus crew has plenty of kike, wetback, mick, spick, dago, Jap, Chink, redneck and unprintable Catholic priest jokes...
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Lenny Bruce Source: CounterPunch

  2. "After the season I said I was going back to the reservation, and I told him to go back to Dago Hill in St. Louis," Reynolds said years later.
    on Jun 8, 2008 By: Allie Reynolds Source: The National Sports Review

  3. "Like a dumb dago, I told the truth in a meeting with my owner," Cavarretta said. "I was raised that way. My dad would always say: 'Tell the people the truth. Tell them what's on your mind.' I told the truth to Mr. Wrigley and got fired."
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Phil Cavarretta Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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