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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

rital m (plural ritals, feminine ritale)

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

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