/wop/, n. Slang (disparaging and offensive).
an Italian or a person of Italian descent.
[1910-15, Amer.; < It (Neapolitan dial.) guappo swaggerer < Sp guapo pimp, ruffian, via dial. F < L vappa wine that has gone flat, worthless person; initial w perh. by assoc. with a related Gmc word]

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