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Meaning of "wop" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WOP

Probably from southern Italian dialect guappo dandy, braggart, from Spanish guapo.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WOP

wop  [wɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WOP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wop is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wop

Wop is a pejorative racial slur used to describe Italians, or people from Italy. It originated between 1910 and 1915 in the United States. According to Merriam-Webster, its first known use was in 1908. The commonly accepted etymology is that it originates from a southern Italian dialect term guappo, meaning thug, derived from the Spanish term guapo, via dialectical French, meaning ruffian or pimp. This also has roots in the Latin vappa, meaning wine gone flat. This theory holds that the term was brought to the U.S. by early Southern Italian immigrants from the region of Campania, who named those suspected to belonging to the Guapparia "Guappi", in a similar fashion Sicilian people used the term "Mafiosi". Widely used in Chicago where most immigrants from Campania settled, it was confused by non-Italian people to indicate Southern Italians in general, like the word "paesano". Some refer to immigrants arriving at Ellis Island WithOutPapers as WOPs. Although the history of the word wop is not entirely certain, it can be found in various forms throughout popular culture. One example is the bar fight scene in the film From Here to Eternity.

Definition of wop in the English dictionary

The definition of wop in the dictionary is a member of a Latin people, esp an Italian.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOP

woorali
woose
woosh
woot
Wootton
wootz
woozier
wooziest
woozily
wooziness
woozy
wop-wops
Worcester
Worcester china
Worcester oyster
Worcester porcelain
Worcester sauce
worcesterberry

WORDS THAT END LIKE WOP

cop
crop
desktop
develop
drop
hip-hop
hoop
hop
laptop
loop
over the top
over-the-top
Photoshop
pop
scoop
shop
shut up shop
stop
top
workshop

Synonyms and antonyms of wop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WOP

Find out the translation of wop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

WOP
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wop
570 millions of speakers

English

wop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Wop
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ووب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уоп
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wop
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

wop
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wop
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wop
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イタリア人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이태리 놈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wop
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டுடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वॉप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pis İtalyan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wop
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wop
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уоп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wop
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

wop
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Wop
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Wop
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

wop
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WOP»

The term «wop» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.911 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WOP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wop

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOP»

Discover the use of wop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wop!: A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination ...
This volume is the first to systematically investigate and record anti-Italian discrimination in the USA.
Salvatore John LaGumina, 1999
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The Complete Book of Doo-Wop
Gives a complete history and listing of doo-wop music from the 1940s through the 1970s. Includes pricing for the top 1,000 doo-wop songs of all time and puzzles to test your knowledge of doo-wop music.
Anthony J. Gribin, Matthew M. Schiff, M.D., 2000
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Doo Wop Motels: Architectural Treasures of the Wildwoods
A nostalgic, illustrated study pays tribute to the architectural features of New Jersey's motels of The Wildwoods, looking at the unique style known as Doo Wop architecture as exemplified in structures constructed between 1955 and 1970, ...
Kirk Hastings, 2007
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The Memories: A Doo-Wop Journey
The story begins in the summer of 1957 and revolves around a young man named Lou Martin, who aspires to meet and sing with a group of teenage boys from the southeast section of Washington, DC, called the Bobolinks.
Lou Martin, 2012
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Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups
A guide to more than one thousand rhythm and blues and doo-wop vocal groups provides a brief biography, personnel list, the group's place of origin, and discography.
Mitch Rosalsky, 2002
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Doo-Wop Pop
A school janitor teaches children to sing and have confidence in themselves.
Roni Schotter, 2008
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Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era
Profiles the culture, politics, and pioneering musical performers of the era, including such bands as The Drifters.
Bruce Morrow, 2010
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Doo-Wop: The Forgotten Third of Rock 'n Roll
Doo-wop songography, with over 25,000 songs listed by artist, title, label and album number.
Anthony J. Gribin, Ph.d., 1992
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Songs of the Zodiac: In Doo-wop America : a Novel
And a love story. This experimental work is sexual. The sometimes delicate and sometimes explicit sexual scenes serve to reveal the personalities of the central characters. The book contains occasional violence.
E. Hobgood, 2006
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Forever Doo-Wop: Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Group Harmony
Explores the history and legacy of a distinctly American musical genre
John Michael Runowicz, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dave Somerville, Lead Singer of the Doo-Wop Group The Diamonds …
Dave Somerville, the lead singer of the famed doo-wop group The Diamonds, best known for their 1957 hit “Little Darlin',” has died. He was 81. Somerville, also ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
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Exclusive: Boyz II Men Get Vocal About Doo-Wop, A Cappella And …
Now Boyz II Men's Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman are harmonizing on a new project: the story of doo-wop. The trio is simultaneously ... «Billboard, May 15»
3
Lauryn Hill Takes 'Doo-Wop (That Thing)' Acoustic in This Amazing …
You see, her video apology included Hill performing her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill single "Doo Wop (That Thing)." "Hello, Lagos. Listen, we're very sorry ... «Billboard, May 15»
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Traffic Changes Announced For Charleston Doo Wop
CHARLESTON, W.Va. –The Charleston Boulevard Rod Run & Doo Wop comes rolling into town Thursday, and city officials have announced traffic changes for ... «WCHS-TV8, Oct 14»
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Robert Plant Goes Doo-Wop With Jimmy Fallon on "Duke of Earl"
The Ceaseless Roar. During Plant's visit to the show, Fallon enlisted the Led Zeppelin singer into joining him on one of his iPad-aided doo-wop experiments. «RollingStone.com, Sep 14»
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Wildwood: Once in jeopardy, doo-wop buildings now imitated
WILDWOOD — Tim Maher knew the doo-wop motels of the Wildwoods were in trouble. A booming real estate market meant the island's 1950s and 1960s-era ... «Dailyrecord.com, Jul 14»
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Calvin Johnson's Girlfriend Threatens to 'Molly Wop' Alleged Baby …
Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson had to do some serious downfield blocking when his girlfriend allegedly threatened to "molly wop" a supposed baby ... «TMZ.com, May 14»
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New Jersey Teen's Doo-Wop Prom Proposal Is Pitch-Perfect
Whippany, N.J., teen Derek enlisted the help of his doo-wop quartet, the Whiptones, to ask his friend Gina to prom. Derek and the Whiptones (catchy name) ... «People Magazine, Apr 14»
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Little Joe Cook, singer of hit song 'Peanuts,' has died
The doo-wop singer, who was born Joseph Cook, was recognized around Cambridge for his Cadillac Seville with the license plate “Nut Man.” He played for ... «Boston Globe, Apr 14»
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Drake's New Song "Draft Day" Samples Lauryn Hill's "Doo-Wop
Drake late last night (April 1) dropped new song “Draft Day,” an odd little nugget that features a loooped sample of Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit “Doo-Wop (That Thing). «Idolator: All About The Music, Apr 14»

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