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See also: Gino, GINO, ĝino, and ginō


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From the Italian forename Gino.


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gino (plural ginos)

  1. (US, Canada, slang, derogatory) A person of Mediterranean (especially Italian) descent, stereotypically regarded as shallow and materialistic.
    • 1993, Purdue Research Foundation, Romance Languages Annual:
      Ginos are essentially teenagers of Italian background who take on what they think are traits that characterize an Italian...
    • 1994, Marcel Danesi, Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence‎:
      Ginos and Ginas typically came from Italian households, wore stylish clothing, and listened to disco-type music.
    • 200, "[+//Tania//-]", "They're not going there just to get high" (discussion on Internet newsgroup alt.rave)
      Not all ginos and ginas are the same, just becuz you've come across a couple you hate, doesn't mean you hate them all. ... Where I live it is probably 99% ginos and ginas and I get along with them just fine, in fact, my boyfriend is a gino.

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