from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an Italian, Spaniard, or Portuguese.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or other Mediterranean descent.
- n. A person of Italian descent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nickname given to a person of Spanish (or, by extension, Portuguese or Italian) descent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, one born of Spanish parents, especially in Louisiana: used as a proper name, and now extended to Spaniards, Portuguese, and Italians in general.
- n. In the island of Guam, the square-stemmed yam, Dioscorea alata, and other species of Dioscorea resembling it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Alteration of Spanish Diego, a given name, from Latin Iacōbus, Jacob.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of diego ("Spaniard"), from Spanish Diego ("common Spanish name") by law of Hobson-Jobson. See Johnnie and Jock for similar epithets. (Wiktionary)