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From Italian, +‎ -ie.

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Eyetie (plural Eyeties)

  1. (US, Britain, slang, dated, derogatory, ethnic slur) An Italian.
    • 1944, Lawson Glassop, We were the rats
      The only danger of gas from the Eyeties was when they breathed garlic on you.
    • 1944, Richard Baxter, Stand by to surface
      We got out to sea again, but it was not long before the Eyeties were on our track again.
    • 1977, Roald Dahl, The Swan
      The Frenchies eat 'em [small birds] and so do the Eyeties.
    • 1986, Aidan Chambers, Dance on My Grave
      D'you think they're Eyeties? Supposed to be great lovers...

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  • “Eyetie”, in The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (in English), Routledge, 2018, →ISBN