US informal, offensive
noun (plural ginzos)
An Italian person.
- He didn't understand the naïvety of the old ginzos, as he called them, and he loved to ridicule them, especially their speech.
- We look like a bunch of ginzos from the old country.
- So in answer to your question, I only single out a certain group of Italian-Americans, and I don't call all Italian-Americans ginzos.
1930s: perhaps from US slang Guinea, denoting an Italian or Spanish immigrant.
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