Another meaning of WOP (for Paco and Todd)


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Posted by Riccardo (195.103.80.225) on May 09, 2000 at 02:01:57:

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name: WOP
Pronunciation: 'wp
Etymology: Italian dialect 'guappo' swaggerer, tough, from Spanish guapo, probably from Middle French dialect vape, wape weak, insipid, from Latin vappa wine gone flat
Date: 1908
usually disparaging : ITALIAN
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I think that can be mixed with W/O Paper. I imagine the first italians hearing WOP
thougth they say them "guappo", that's not a delicacy also for the italians.
(the sequence "without p[aper]" sounds like this italian southern word)
I hope to have add a WOP of wisdom...ooops a Jem of wisdom to this definition
Ciao to all (WOP and not) :-)





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