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Answered 2011-10-20 18:07:22

according to, it is an alteration of Spanish name Diego. As a slur, it was originally directed at those of Spanish descent. When and why it was redirected to Italians is anyone's guess.

According to a 2 hour documentary on the Italians in America, many of the 1st immigrants could barely speak the English language. Therefore, many became cheap laborers. Day-Laborers they were refered to. Then, those Day-o's became Dagos! I struggled for years to find that out! I just found out TODAY how they got to be called "guineas"!

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That is an ethnic slur and will not be considered for response on WikiAnswers.

To refer to someone, usually from the Mediterranean area, as a Dago is sometimes used as a slur. Over time, its use has softened and is used by some to refer to themselves. In Portuguese, the word Diego refers to a deckhand and perhaps that is the origin of the word.

These are very offensive ethnic slurs and should never be used at all.

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