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Slang

wop

This page is about the slang term wop

taboo!!!

Meaning

a derogatory term for a person from southern Europe, especially an Italian

For example

  • Greg's a strange guy. He still uses words like "wop" even though we've told him it makes him sound like a racist fool.

  • Some kid at school called Mario a wop. He didn't know that Mario was a black-belt karate champion, but he does now.

Warning! This is very bad language. If you are a non-native speaker, you are advised not to use it. (You could cause resentment or anger if you use it inappropriately.)

Quick Quiz

If you hear someone use the word "wop", you can be fairly sure that he or she is

a. a highly intelligent person

b. a really nice person

c. an idiot

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Contributor: Matt Errey