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  • noun Plural form of dago.


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  • Jews, who had before sneered at each other as "dagoes" and "sheenies," seized each other in their arms and called each other brother.

    Making Both Ends Meet The income and outlay of New York working girls Edith Wyatt 1915

  • It is difficult to write of the relation of the older and most foreign-looking immigrants to the children of other people – the Italians whose fruit-carts are upset simply because they are "dagoes," or the Russian peddlers who are stoned and sometimes badly injured because it has become a code of honor in a gang of boys to thus express their derision.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes 1910

  • He laughed in the sheik's face and told the mate to call up a few jackies to drive the "dagoes" off.

    Brewster`s Millions 1902

  • He laughed in the sheik's face and told the mate to call up a few jackies to drive the "dagoes" off.

    Brewster's Millions George Barr McCutcheon 1897

  • Constable Foss visited the camp of a gang of Italian railroad labourers near Hawkins and was reported to be bringing several indignant "dagoes" over to Windomville to see if Courtney or the two ladies could identify them.

    Quill's Window George Barr McCutcheon 1897

  • It may be well for the reputation of Tinkletown to mention that one of the donors was Mrs. Raspus, a negro washerwoman who did work for the "dagoes" engaged in building the railroad hard by; another was the wife of Antonio Galli, a member of the grading gang, and the third was

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon 1897

  • “Anyone who can put those dagoes to work is some guy.”

    A Renegade History of the United States Thaddeus Russell 2010

  • “Niggers and dagoes,” said the king of Yonder Kingdom, glancing carelessly backward and lighting in his lips a carefully rolled wisp of fragrant tobacco.


  • Then it was prairie again, to the heel of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and since all this had recently been Mexican territory, there were more olive faces than white in the little settlements, and that unwashed languor inseperable from dagoes began to pervade the scene.

    Isabelle Estelle Bruno 2010

  • They wheeled, graceful as gulls, whoever their partners-elegant, hatchet-faced dagoes in mangas, red-faced sports sodden on Taos whisky or vino, bearded miners in slouch hats and red shirts, or great clumsy buckskin brigadeers who whooped and yelled and capered like Indians.

    Isabelle Estelle Bruno 2010


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