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Portuguese translation: carcamano

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English term or phrase:wop
Portuguese translation:carcamano
Entered by: Oliveira Simões
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19:16 Mar 16, 2018
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / adult romance novel
English term or phrase: wop
"You tell your wop boyfriend to get his greasy hands off Centerpost."

According to a definition in the Urban Dictionary:

wop: (n) a racial slur for an Italian or person of Italian heritage. It is often said that this term comes from "With Out Papers" or "Working On Pavement," but it actually comes from the Italian word "guappo", meaning a swaggerer, pimp, or ruffian.

What would be an equivalent word/expression in PT-Br? I hate stereotypes, but I guess I have no choice. I thought of "mafioso". Any other suggestions that would be more to the point?
Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 12:54
Ambas as expressões tem origem em palavras italianas e designam, pejorativamente, os italianos.
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Rafael Ribeiro
Local time: 16:54
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Obrigado, Rafael.
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4 +4Carcamano
Rafael Ribeiro

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4

Ambas as expressões tem origem em palavras italianas e designam, pejorativamente, os italianos.

    Reference: http://www.aulete.com.br/carcamano
Rafael Ribeiro
Local time: 16:54
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Obrigado, Rafael.

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