rital

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1890: from the regular plural form les Ital(ien)s (Italians, pronounced /dez‿ital(jɛ̃)/), with unexplained /ʁ/ for /z/, maybe underlining the trouble Italians have with pronouncing the French Rs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rital m (plural ritals, feminine ritale)

  1. (ethnic slur) wop, dago (person of Italian descent)
    Synonyms: macaroni, spaghetti

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