Definition of ginzo in English:


Syllabification: gin·zo
Pronunciation: /ˈɡinzō
US informal , offensive

noun (plural ginzoes)

An Italian; a person of Italian descent.
More example sentences
  • 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.


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mid 20th century: perhaps from US slang Guinea, denoting an Italian or Spanish immigrant.

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