Origins of Racist Terms



Slur Represents Reasons/Origins
51st Stater Canadians Self-explanatory.
Abba-Dabba Arabs Used in the movie "Betrayed" by rural American hate group.
Abc Chinese American-Born Chinese. An Americanized Chinese person who does not understand Chinese culture.
Abdul Arabs Common name.
Abo Australian Aboriginal Derogative shortened term for Aboriginal.
Adolf Germans Hitler, of course. Generally thought of the worst person ever.
Afro Black People referring to hairstyle and African
Ahab Whites From Moby-Dick. Ahab hunted the white whale.
Ainu Japanese Aboriginal Originally, a word for the native Japanese islanders from Hokkaido, but now means roughly a "primitive" person. Usually look more European than their Japanese counterparts, i.e., more hairy and fair skinned. Not really derogatory.
Albino Whites Albinos are white.
Ame-koh Americans Term for Americans used by Japanese.
AmeriKKKan Americans Reference to inherent racism in US society. Entered the language as a part 1960s counter-cultural slang.
Ami Americans Used by Germans as derogatory reference of Americans. Shortened from Scheiss-Ami.
Amigo Hispanics Self-explanatory.
Amo Amish Pronounced ah-mo.
Angie Canadians English-speaking Canadians. Short for "Anglophone" and used in Quebec, especially for Anglophones in Quebec province itself.
Antique Farm Equipment Blacks Slaves being used for labor.
Apple (1) Native Americans Used by Native Americans as derogatory for other Native Americans who are red on the outside but white on the inside.
Apple (2) Blacks Has to do with "hanging from a tree".
Apu Indians Hindu character from The Simpsons. Before that, one of the most famous films out of India was the "Apu Trilogy."
Arf Blacks African Rock Fish. Jones Beach (NYC) term for Blacks due to their poor swimming abilities.
Armo Armenian Short for Armenian.
Aunt Jamima Blacks After the stereotypically Black trademark picture on "Aunt Jemima"-brand breakfast foods.
BBK Blacks Big Black Cocks. Spelled with a K, as in the Korn song of the same title.
Babar Indians From the HBO show in the early 90's called Babar. It was about an Indian elephant character growing up.
Baboomba Blacks From the "booming" of their car stereos.
Babuska Ukrainians/Slavs The head garment worn by old Ukrainian women.
Bagel-Dog Jews From Kosher "bagel dogs" - a Kosher sausage inside of a bagel.
Bahadur Nepali Bahadur, means brave, has become a derogatory term for Nepali servants. They are also called Gaurkhs.
Bamboo Coon Chinese Bamboo grows in China.
Banana Asians An Asian-American who has lost their heritage. Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.
Bandwidth Nigger/Whore Asians Represents Asians who, instead of using the Asian video game servers they are assigned, jump to a US server and hog the bandwidth of US users.
Bans/Cans Hispanics MexiCANS, Puerto RiCANS, CuBANS.
Beach-Nigger Whites Overly-tanned people/surfers.
Bean Bandit Hispanics They eat beans.
Bean Burrito Hispanics Common Hispanic food is bean burritos and the coloring of the beans is similar to the coloring of their skin.
Beaner Hispanics Because they are known to have a lot of beans in their diet.
Beanie Jews Referring to the yarmulke.
Beaver-Beater French-Canadians Fur trade.
Bebe's Kids Blacks From the movie of the same name; "we don't die, we multiply."
Beef-Curtain Greeks Possibly originated from their smell.
Berry Picker Hispanics Refers to Hispanics who would work berry fields in California, specifically illegal immigrants, as their employer didn't have to pay them as much.
Bhindu Pakistanis Pakistani name.
Bhrempti Indians Their pronunciation of the number 20.
Bic-Needer The French Most likely because French women don't tend to shave there arm pits and legs.
Big Nose Jews Refers to how Jews are said to have large noses.
Bjork Icelanders She's the Icelander everyone knows.
Black Barbie Blacks Refers to a black woman when she wears her hair and makeup to try and look like a white woman.
Black Dagos Italians Believed that some Sicilians are part Black.
Blackie Blacks Self-explanatory.
Blackrobe White Missionaries Native American term.
Blanco Whites 'Blanco' is Spanish for white or blank.
Blanket-Ass Native Americans From when the US Government gave tribes blankets.. I guess to make up for killing so many of them. The blankets were also rumored to be infested with smallpox.
Blaxican Mixed Races Black/Mexican mix. Pioneered by the Black/Mexican hip-hop group "Delinquent Habits".
Blockhead Macedonians Shape of their heads; Australian.
Blow Blacks Originated from blacks originally living in Africa and using blow guns.
Blue-Eyed Devil Whites Whites primarily with blue eyes are said to be the most evil. Especially since their skin is so pale, it looks scary to others as their blue eyes stare out at them.
Blue-Gummer Blacks Refers to the blue tinge of the gums of some blacks/southern origin.
Blue/Blew Mixed Races Black/Jewish Mix.
Boat-People Asians or Cubans Could apply to any peoples who took a boat to immigrate to another country. See: FOB.
Boffer/Boofer Blacks The Hawaiians or Polynesians call Blacks this name. Same as nigger in the United States.
Bog-trotter Irish Abundance of Bogland in Eire.
Bogan (1) Native Americans Male Native Americans.
Bogan (2) Whites New Zealand white trash or rednecks.
Bohunk Hungarians May be a contraction of 'Bohemian/Hungarian', and might refer to Hungarians or Czechs. See: Honky.
Bomb Watcher Japanese Refers to atom bombs the US dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII.
Boogalee Cajuns May be a corruption of the French slang for "feces".
Boogie Blacks Referring to "Boogie Woogie" form of jazz? Could come from W. African "Buuker" or "Buckra", meaning "Devil", "Boogie man" or "White Man". Turned around and used against Blacks by Whites.
Boojie Indians Pronounced 'boo-jee'; refers to all the 7-11 workers of the world.
Book-Book Filipinos From Hawaii. A slur on how their language sounds to non-Filipinos.
Boong Australian Aboriginal "Boong" is the sound they make when they hit the bull bar (a metal bar attached to the front of a car to reduce damage when you hit an animal)
Bootlip Blacks More or less self-explanatory, blacks tend to have big lips.
Border Bunny Hispanics Hopping the border to get into America.
Border Nigger Hispanics See Border Bunny.
Border-Hopper Hispanics Same as Border Bunny. Border-Jumper too.
Boudreaux Cajuns Common name among Cajuns.
Boxhead Germans Germans typically have, or are thought to have, rather square heads.
Boy Blacks Originated during slavery. Used to belittle blacks.
Bozgor Hungarians Term used in Eastern Europe for Hungarian-Ethnics living in different countries after WWI. It means "man without country" or just imitates Hungarian talking.
Brass Ankle Mixed Races Refers to a person of black and white heritage who passes for a white person. Unsure of origins.
Briar Whites Term probably comes from the briar bushes found in Appalachian states. Variant: briar-hopper. Applied locally to redneck Kentucky native or other southerner from Appalachia who resettled in Southwestern Ohio during or after WWII in search of factory jobs.
Brillo Pad Blacks Hair reminiscent of a Brillo Pad.
Brit British Short for British. Used as in "Brits Out!": graffiti from Ireland.
Bro Blacks Contraction of brother, see: Brother.
Bro-ho Whites A white woman who dates or has sex with black men. Bro = black man. Ho = short for "whore."
Brother Blacks Used by blacks in an effort to help unify their race. Also used by non-black races to poke fun at or try to identify with the black race.
Brown Trumpet Blacks Represents Black American jazz musicians.
Bruised Banana Asians A "banana" who acts black.
Bubble Greeks "Bubble & Squeak" is Cockney slang for Greek.
Buck/Buck Nigger Blacks This word has been used since the 17th century to refer to a male Negro - no matter whether slave or not.
Buckethead Koreans Of all Asian groups, Koreans are said to have the biggest heads.
Buckra Whites Gullah language word meaning White Trash.
Buckwheat Blacks Refers to Buckwheat, a Black character on "The Little Rascals."
Buddhahead (1) Asians A lot of Asians are Buddhists.
Buddhahead (2) Hawaiians Hawaiian-born Japanese Americans. Originally from "buta-head" meaning pig-headed since Hawaiians were stubborn compared to their mainland counterparts. See: "kotonk"
Buffalo Jockey Native Americans Self-explanatory.
Bug-Eater Asians Many Asians eat bugs such as Locusts and Grasshoppers.
Bugre Brazilian Perhaps a form of the word "bugger."
Buleh Whites Asian term, origin unknown, encountered on trip through Indonesia.
Bumblebee Mixed Races Black/Oriental couple or mixed child.
Bumper Lips Blacks Self-explanatory.
Bun (1) Jews As in "bun in the oven."
Bun (2) Blacks Big Ugly Nigger.
Buppie Blacks A (young) black upwardly professional person. Like yuppie, but refers to blacks.
Burnt Cracker Blacks Used as a response to Blacks who call Whites crackers.
Burnt Match Blacks Self-explanatory.
Burnt Rice Asians Darker-skinned Asians.
Burnt Toast Blacks Skin color can resemble that of a burnt piece of bread.
Burr Head Blacks Hair Texture.
Burrito Hispanics Comes from the old adage you are what you eat. Also burrito-head, burrito-brain, etc.
Bush-Boogie Blacks Derived from their jungle origins.
Bushnigger Native Americans Self-explanatory.
Butter Blacks Alternative to Nigger.
Butterhead Blacks Used on The Sopranos. Tony Soprano called Noah (Meadow's girlfriend) a butterhead.
Cab Nigger Indians/Arabs Many cabbies are Arabs or Indians.
Cabbage Whites Small town farm trash that wore spotted welder beanie caps and carried concealed knives to school.
Cabdriver Indians/Arabs A large portion of cab drivers seem to be foreigners, mostly of Indian descent.
Calf Mixed Races White/Black mix. A child with a white mother and black father.
Camel Cowboy Arabs They ride camels like cowboys ride horses.
Camel Jockey Arabs From camels being a major form of transportation in the Middle Eastern countries.
Camel-Fucker Arabs Refers to lonely Arab shepherds.
Camel-Jacker Arabs A take off on Camel Jockey and Camel-Humper. This refers to the act of "stimulating" a camel by hand.
Can'ardly Asians They can'ardly see, originated in Australia.
Canadian Blacks Used as a masked replacement for 'Nigger.'
Canal Panamanians Panama Canal.
Cancer Whites Cancer causes the face to become white, and the blood to drain away.
Caneater Australians They consume a lot of canned beer.
Canigger Black Canadians Combination of Canadian and Nigger.
Cankee/Cankie Canadians Canadian-Yankee.
Cans/Bans Hispanics MexiCANS, Puerto RiCANS, CuBANS.
Canuck Canadians From Johnny Canuck, emerging in 1869 as a "younger, simpler cousin to America's Uncle Sam or Britain's John Bull." Reborn during World War II as Canada's 'defender from the Nazi menace.' Could only be a slur if you say it the right way.
Canucklehead Canadians Diminutive of Canuck.
Cargo Blacks Slave ship reference.
Carlton (Banks) Blacks Black males who behave like whites or talk very proper. "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reference.
Carpet Pilot Arabs Reference to Aladdin and his magic carpet.
Casabooboo Blacks From 1960s African leader Casavubu.
Cascos Mixed Races White/Black mix. Describes the offspring of two mulattos. See: Mulatto.
Cashew Jews Catholic Jews. Mainly, the children of a Jew and a Catholic. Might have originated from a Saturday Night Live skit (doubtful).
Casino-Owner American Native Americans Many Native American tribes run casinos on their reservations to make money for their people.
Cat-lick Irish Catholic - Cat-lick.
Caucasianally- Challenged Non-Whites Self-explanatory.
Caveman Whites Refers to the Neanderthals living in caves; used by rappers.
Chale Chinese Informal/derogatory term used by Hispanics, primarily in Mexico, to refer to Chinese people. As in "Cafe de Chales" = Chinese-run or owned cafe.
Cham (1) Hispanics CHicano AMerican.
Cham (2) Amish Represents a former Amish man.
Charcoal Briquette Blacks Used by Tony Soprano from The Sopranos to represent his daughter's half black boyfriend.
Charlie Vietnamese Originated during the Vietnam War (1960-1974) from the phrase 'Viet Cong,' shortened to V.C., which in the military phonetic alphabet is 'Victor Charles' which gets you to 'Charlie.'
Cheap Labor Hispanics Because minimum wage only applies to U.S. citizens.
Cheese-Eater Dutch Represents their fondness of eating cheese; used mostly by Germans.
Cheeser Canadians Used primarily in northern Washington State, refers to Canadians who cross the border to shop for big blocks of inexpensive American Cheese.
Chefur Balkan Comes from the same roots as "Kaffir", and is used in Slovenia as a derogatory term for anyone originating from one of the former Yugoslav republics.
Cherry Nigger Native Americans Color of their skin.
Cheshire Cat Blacks From Alice In Wonderland. The only way you see them in the dark is if they open their eyes and smile.
Chief Native Americans Self-explanatory.
Chiegro Chinese Refers to Chinese people that try to act like Black people or are half Black.
Chigger Chinese See Chiegro.
Chilango Hispanics Specifically Mexico City inhabitants. People from Mexico's provinces use it as an insult denoting a lazy, tricky, cheating person from the big city. Seen on bumper stickers: "Haz Patria, Mata Un Chilango" (Make Mexico great, kill a Chilango).
Chili Hispanics They tend to eat lots of chili peppers.
Chili-Shitter Hispanics Self-explanatory.
Chinaman Asians Self-explanatory.
Chinese Asians Used by the ignorant to describe any Asian with slanted eyes.
Chinese Wetback Filipinos Filipinos have a Spanish and Chinese heritage. Most have Hispanic surnames and still have a lot of Asian influence.
Chinig Mixed Races Chinese/Black mix. Combination of 'Chink' and 'Nigger'
Chink Asians In reference to their eyes. Dictionary definition: A narrow opening or slit.
Chink-a-billy Chinese Half Chinese, half hillbilly.
Chino Chinese Spanish for Chinese.
Chinxican Mixed Races Chinese/Mexican mix.
Chite Whites White people trying to act Chinese or Asian.
Choco Blacks Short for chocolate, in reference to skin color.
Chocolate Drop Blacks Chocolate is brown.
Chocolate-Dipper Whites White women who date Black men.
Chole Creole Self-explanatory.
Chonky Chinese Concatenation of Chinese or Chink and Honky. See: Chink, Honky.
Choo-Choo Chinese Americans Chinese immigrants help build the Pacific railroad.
Christ Killer Jews See: Jesus Killer.
Chromey Mixed Races Black/Whites mix. What the old-timers called them when I was a kid fifty years ago.
Chug Native Americans Refers to alcoholism in Native Americans. They chug it back.
Cliptip Jews Circumcision reference.
Coal-Burner White Women From the film 'Freeway', represents when a white woman dates a black man.
Coal-Cracker Irish Many Irish immigrants mined coal.
Coalminer Blacks A Russian term for blacks, which originated because of their dark skin which looks like it is covered in coal dust. Pronounced "shahktor" in Russian.
Coat Hispanics/Puerto Ricans Instead of showering, they put on a new coat of cologne.
Cocksauce Whites Semen is white.
Cocoa Blacks From southwestern area of the US, called blacks "cocoa" for very much disrespect. See Cocoa Puff.
Cocoa Puff Blacks/Whites Represents a slang term for Blacks or a derogatory term for a White woman who sleeps or has children from Blacks. Originated from the cereal of the same name that turns white milk into chocolate milk.
Cocolo Blacks Dominicans used this term for Blacks because they look like "Coco"nuts and it sounds really African.
Coconut Dark-Skinned People Blacks, Hispanics, Filipino, etc. Mainly used to describe dark-skinned people who are perceived as trying to be "white"...brown on the outside, white on the inside.
Cold Drink Blacks In the South, some Blacks refer to all beverages as "Cold Drinks." For example, "I want some cold drink!"
Colored Blacks Skin color.
Commie Russians Originated during the cold war. Short for communist.
Conch Islanders Conch shells are found on islands along with islanders.
Congo Lip Blacks In reference to the ring-shaped objects primitive peoples from the South American jungles insert into their lips.
Conky (1) Whites Combination of "caucasian" (or "cracker") and "honky."
Conky (2) Blacks Derived from "conk", a lye-straightened hairdo popularized in the 1920s by Cab Calloway.
Convict Blacks Two-thirds of American inmates are Black.
Cookie Chinese Refers to fortune cookies. 'Cookie person/people.'
Coolie Chinese Chinese railroad workers in the 1800's wore triangle-shaped hats called "coolie hats". Might have originally been heard as "ku-li", a Chinese word meaning a menial worker.
Coon Blacks Probably refers to the Portuguese word for slave pens or barracks "baracoons". Could also have meaning as a shortening of "raccoon", as raccoons have a tendency to steal.
Coon Ass Cajuns French-Canadian Exiles who migrated to Louisiana. Fur traders. Originated during WW2 when the French soldiers heard the Cajun-French American forces speaking a very old version of the French language peppered with slang, they called them 'conasse', which translates roughly to mean 'cheap whore'. Of course the other non-Cajun members of the American forces heard this as "Coon Ass", and it stuck.
Cordon Blacks Derivative of the name of a champagne; Cordon Negro.
Cornbread Blacks It was in the movie "Shaft." Apparently Black people like Corn Bread.
Cornelius Blacks Planet Of The Apes reference.
Cotton-Picker Blacks Originates from pre-Civil War US. Refers to the slaves who picked cotton all day at the plantations.
Cow-Kisser Indians For the worship of cows in India.
Cowboy-Killer Native Americans They killed many a cowboy.
Cowfuck Whites Farmers in the fields getting intimate with their animals
Cracker Whites First used by the slaves to refer to their slave owners. Could originate from a) 'corncracker,' someone who distills corn whiskey, or b) the 'crack' of a whip the slave owners used or c) "white as a soda cracker". Might also refer to southern farmers too poor to own slaves, so they had to work their own fields. Cracker was a derogatory term used by the Scarlett O'Hara set.
Craw Blacks Fondness of "CRAW"dads.
Cremlin Whites White Europeans.
Cricket Blacks Color of skin vs. cricket's color (brown/black). Could also refer to Blacks that stay up all night playing loud thumping music, real common in the industrial Midwest.
Crime Blacks The high crime rate among Blacks.
Crizm Whites Some sort of variant of "cracker." Unsure of origins, but have heard it used in Florida.
Crumpet-Stuffer British They eat crumpets with their tea.
Crumpet-Sucker British They eat crumpets.
Cubs Blacks Look like cartoon bear cubs.
Cuff Blacks Heard used by white southern Georgia farmers to describe blacks. The origin is that blacks are always being arrested and being hand"cuffed" by the police.
Curry-Muncher Indians They eat Curry.
DP Polish "Dumb Polish," pronounced "deepee." After World War II, displaced refugees of Eastern European origin were referred as Displaced Persons, however, it stuck around even today to describe Polish immigrants.
Da-bi-zi Whites Used in China, it means "big nose."
Dago Italians Slang for Italian, originally coming from Spain. "Diego" was a common name in Italy at the time this slang was first used. See: Wop.
Dagowop Italians Combination of two slurs.
Dan Blacks Dumb-Ass-Nigger.
Darkie Blacks Skin color.
Dead Sea Pedestrian Jews See: Red Sea Pedestrian.
Dees-Right Arabs Arab people always ask "Is dees right, Is dees right?" (meaning 'is this right?')
Demi-nigger Arabs Somewhat lighter skin tone than Blacks.
Democrats Blacks A popular political affiliation among African Americans. Also in reference to always wanting stuff for free.
Devil Whites Used mainly by Blacks to refer to the evil white man.
Dial Jews During WWII, the Nazis would make soap out of the fat of the burned Jews (Dial is a brand of soap).
Diaper-Head Indians Same idea as Towel-head or Rag-head. In reference to turbans.
Dib Israelis Dumb Israeli Bastard. Commonly used by American Jews to deride the Israeli culture.
Dicksuckinflog Dutch 16th Century term for prostitutes accused of witchcraft.
Dim Sum Chinese Refers to the food. Used in the movie "Romeo Must Die."
Dinge Blacks Used in the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird".
Dink Vietnamese Used in the movies Apocalypse Now and Platoon to refer to the North Vietnamese.
Ditchpig Whites Redneck kids who play in the ditches/streets.
Dog-Muncher Asians They have been known to eat dogs; as seen on "Faces of Death" Volumes 1-6.
Domes Dominicans New York origin, Washington Heights region. Used by other Hispanics to refer to the Dominicans.
Dootie Black Refers to their dootie-brown skin.
Dot-Head Indians Refers to the caste-mark (dot) on their foreheads.
Dottie Indian Indians are the smart ones that put the "dot" in ".com"
Double A Blacks Shorter version of 'African American.'
Dreads Jamaicans Hair style.
Drywaller Hispanics Hispanics do a lot of construction work and are usually paid very little or nothing.
Dub Ukrainians Dumb Ukrainian Bastard.
Dumb Wet Hispanics Variation of Wet-Back, as used on an episode of X-Files.
Dune Coon Arabs Comes from 'coon' (Blacks) of the 'dunes' (sand dunes) in the Middle East.
Dune Nigger Arabs Same ideas as Doon Coon and Sand Nigger.
Dusty Nuts Arabs It comes from Arabs living in the desert.
Dyke-Jumper Dutch Because of all the dykes in Holland, Dutch farmers use long wooden poles to pole-vault from one section of farmland to another.
Egg Whites White males that try to really get into East Asian culture and date Asian women. White on the outside, yellow on the inside (opposite of banana).
Egglet Blacks Black Children -- "little eggplant."
Eggplant Blacks Slur used mainly by Italians. See: Moolie.
Eh-Holes Canadians Canadians are known for saying 'eh?' a lot.
Ehlipe Blacks ?
Elevator Operator Blacks Non-demanding job for education-less/trade-less person.
Eraser Head Blacks Because of their Afros looking like school chalkboard erasers.
Ese Hispanics Pronounced "s-a." Roughly translates to "dude." Offensively used by races other than Hispanics.
Etch Indians Some say their music sounds like etch-a-sketch.
FBI Native Americans Full Blooded Indian. Used in the movie Thunderheart. Not really a slur.
Fake Mexican Hispanic-Americans Used to describe those who have lost the language, culture, etc. of Mexico.
Fakey Jamaikey Blacks Blacks who try to act Jamaican, but actually aren't. Mostly used on TV or for musical purposes. For example, Miss Cleo: psychic advisor and tarot card reader.
Fan Kuei Whites Chinese for "ocean ghosts". Refers to skin color.
Farang/Falang Whites Means foreigner (i.e. non-Thai) of the white race. It is very frequently used in a simple descriptive way. It's negative only if the intent of the speaker is such.
Feather Native Americans Used to differentiate Indians from India ("Dots") from those from America ("Feathers").
Feb (1) Blacks February is Black history month.
Feb (2) British Stands for Fucking English Bastard.
Felipe Parkhurst Guatemalan Exiled from the country for life for selling many children to slavery.
Fence-Hopper Mexicans Mexicans hopping fences to get into the U.S.
Fenian Irish Refers to Irish Roman Catholic immigrants living in such large U.K. cities as Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. Also used by Protestants to demean Catholics in Northern Ireland.
Fez Arabs They wear fezes, the little hats.
Field Nigger Blacks As opposed to "House Nigger", these worked out in the fields.
Fig Gobbler Arabs/East Indian They eat figs.
Firangi Whites From Arabic "Firanji" or "Firangi" in Egyptian Arabic, meaning "European". Corruption of "French" or "Franks". Made famous in a slyly ironic way by the ultracapitalist Firengi on Star Trek.
Firecracker Whites White women who date Black men. There used to be a firecracker called a "niggerchaser" but today they are called simply "chasers."
Firewood Jews WWII Holocaust reference. 'Nazi Firewood' to be more specific.
Fish Israelis Fucking Israeli Shithead. See: Dib.
Fish-Belly Whites Similar color
Fish-Eater Norwegians Their diet consists mainly of fish.
Flat-Back Whites Term refers primarily to white women who unlike women of other races have flat butts and no shape.
Flip Filipinos Shortened and rearranged term, easier to say. Could also stand for "Funny Little Asian People".
Fob Immigrants "Fresh Off the Boat." Applies mainly to Asian and Cuban immigrants coming into America.
Fog Nigger Blacks British Blacks. The weather is usually foggy in Britain.
Four By Two Jews Cockney rhyming slang "four by two" = Jew.
Fritz Germans WWI term? Common name perhaps?
Frog French The French are said to laugh like frogs. When they laugh, their adam's apples bulge out of their necks like frogs. Also perhaps from the French delicacy of frog-legs. Another possible derivation is the Fleur-de-Lys displayed on the French king's banner in the Middle Ages, which, to the English enemy, looked like squatting frogs. UK origins.
Frostback Canadians A play on "wetback", altered to fit Canadians.
Fruit-Picker Hispanics The Mexicans who cross the border often pick fruit, usually for pennies an hour. Often, when it is time to give the illegal aliens their meager wages, the plantation owner calls the border patrol to send them back.
Fubu Blacks As in the clothing line F.U.B.U., or known by African Americans as "For Us, By Us."
Fur Licker French Sexual preference.
Future Inmate Blacks Two-thirds of American inmates are Black.
G/Gee Blacks Shortened from Gangster or OG (Original Gangster). Used as a greeting between gang members ("Yo, G, what up?"). Used in a derogatory fashion by members of other races or non-gang members.
GED Blacks The highest level of education many Blacks get to.
Gabacho Whites Connotes "imperialist"; used by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans; apparently originated in Spain to refer to French.
Gai-jin Whites Japanese equivalent to "Goyim," refers to anyone not Japanese, but especially Westerners.
Gai-ko Whites Pronounced "guy-ko". Derogatory way of saying gaijin which is 'foreigner' (literally outside person) in Japanese.
Galleta Whites Means "cookie" in Spanish.
Gandhi Indians Famous Indian.
Gar Blacks Redneck term. Short for nig-GAR. Could also refer to the Gar, a fish similar to the piranha, found in streams in the Southern US and eating by many Southern Blacks.
Gardner Hispanics Hispanics do most of the hired gardening.
Gasbag Native Americans Some Natives are commonly prone to 'huffing' gas out of a plastic bag.
Gatemaster Jews Some say they are destined for hell.
Geechee Blacks Specifically a derogatory term referring to the Gullah culture of African ex-slaves on the Atlantic Coast of North Carolina and Virginia.
Geep Italians From Pinnochio's "father" Gepetto, who was Italian.
General Tso Chinese As in General Tso's chicken.
German Oven Mitt Jews WWII.
Gew Jews A German Jew. Pronounced like 'goo'.
Ghetto Blacks Used to describe Black urban "Ebonic" syntax; can be used on anyone who speaks in such a manner.
Ghetto Hamster Blacks Black Children. A disposable pet.
Ghetto Monkey Blacks Blacks tend to live in ghettos.
Ghost Whites Ghosts are white.
Gimpy Blacks It is an often stereotype that most people who collect unemployment are black. And blacks pretend they are injured so they can collect.
Ginney/Guinea Italians Pronounced "gi-nee." Came from "Guinea Negro" and originally referred to any Black or any person of mixed ancestry. This dates back to the 1740's. By the 1890s it was being applied to Italians--almost certainly because they tend to have darker skin than Anglo-Saxons/Germans. By 1911 the term began being applied to Hispanics, although the reference to Italians is the most common.
Ginzo Italians From Guinee/Guinea.
Goldberg Jews Common Jewish name. Also has slight money-related reference.
Golden Toe Whites Whites who don't bathe get golden toes.
Golliwog Blacks Refers to an old black caricature doll.
Gomer Whites White goof Gomer Pyle from the television show of the same name. A spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show.
Goober Whites Black racists in NYC area use it to refer to Whites. Interestingly, the goober peanut was one of the food products imported from Africa for the slaves to eat.
Gook Vietnamese Term most likely dates back to the Philippine-American War (~1900) and has been used against a wide range of peoples, usually Asians but occasionally Europeans and even the English. Unknown origins, possibly "goo-goo," from the Tagalog language (a major language spoken in the Philippines). Although many have it originating in Korea either by referring Korea's original name, "Hanguk", or during the Korean War when Koreans would ask American GI's "Mi Guk?" ("American?" in Korean) which sounded like they were saying "Me gook." Was soon adopted for use in the Vietnam War.
Gookaniese Vietnamese Their language is Gookaniese.
Goombah Italians From the Italian word "Compare" (pronounced 'cumpa') meaning "a close friend." Considered a slur when used by non-Italians to describe an Italian male. Was first used by Louis Prima who was famous for bastardizing the Italian language in his witty songs for his American audience. The Goomba is also the weakest enemy in Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. video game series.
Gorilla Blacks Another Black-primate reference.
Gorilla Head Whites Popular White 80s hairstyle called a 'mullet' is similar to a gorilla: short on top and long in the back. Countless small-town White folk still sport them.
Goy/Goyim Whites Used by Jews to describe White gentiles or non-Jews in general. The term "goyim" means "human cattle." Possible old Hebrew derivation from the word for nation (i.e. nations other than we.)
Grape-Stomper Italians & French They make wine.
Gravelbellies Hispanics Crawling across border on their bellies.
Grease Ball/Bag Greeks, Italians & Hispanics Possibly because of the grease they sometimes put in their hair or because of the types of food they make.
Greezer Greeks Play on word.
Grey Whites A white that tries to act black (white & black mix = grey). See: Wigger.
Greyboy/girl Whites See: Grey.
Gringo/a Whites This is truly only derogatory in regions of northern Mexico and in the United States where it translates to "white foreigner." Gringo/a in many other countries in Latin America really only translates as "foreigner" without a pejorative connotation. Is generally used to refer to all foreigners/tourists of apparently northern European descent. Some say it comes from Spanish "griego" (meaning Greek) which used to be used to refer to anything foreign. Others say it comes from hearing Americans sing the popular song "Green Grow the Rushes" (unlikely though). Yet others believe it comes from when soldiers were in South America and they all wore green outfits, and they would say, "Green Go."
Gro Blacks From neGRO.
Groid Blacks Short for Negroid.
Gronesha Blacks Black Women. Used at the Battle of Valley Forge to describe the Black women who prepared the cannons.
Groundskeeper Willie Scottish From the Scottish character in 'The Simpsons'.
Grout Germans WWII.
Guerro Whites Used by Hispanic-Americans.
Guido Italians Northern term referring to Italians who try to portray a mafia mentality. Feminine version is Guidette.
Guteater Native Americans They eat stomach lining (tripe) of deer, buffalo, etc.
Gwailo/Gweilo Whites Cantonese term to refer to any Western person. Also means 'White ghost' Gwai=ghost, lo=man. The first whites seen in China were sailors. The ships often left on early morning tides or during the night, causing the locals to believe they were "ghosts" who were seen and then disappeared.
Gwat Central Americans Short for Guatemalan.
Gyp/Gyppo Egyptians Play on word "Gypsy". Gyp also actually means a cheat or swindler.
Gypsy Romanians Some Romanians are gypsies. The ones that aren't would most likely take offense.
Habib Indians From some TV show or movie where a gas attendant was an Indian.
Habibi Arabs Translates in Arabic to "Beloved". Technically a term of affection but still sounds funny.
Hadji Indians Reference to a youthful East Indian side-kick character named Hadji from the '70s Saturday-morning cartoon, "Johnny Quest."
Hagwei/Hayquay Blacks Chinese origin showing dislike or hatred of Blacks or African Americans. Means 'black devil, or 'demon.'
Half Baked/Breed Mixed Races Black/White mix.
Half-Dick Jews Circumcision reference.
Halfrican Mixed Races Black/Any other race. Represents a person that is half African.
Haole Whites Pronounced "haow-lee." Refers to any non-Polynesians. It means "without breath" in Hawaiian, it was used to describe the ghost like appearance of Capt. Cook and his men when they first came ashore.
Hapshi Africans Animal like, originates in ancient India, when some slaves were imported from Africa. Still in use.
Harbor-Bomber Japanese The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, which caused the US to enter World War II.
Harlem Blacks Harlem's (NY) residents are primarily Black.
Harp Irish Perhaps derived from the fact that Harp Ale is brewed in Ireland or that the Harp is popular instrument amongst the Irish.
Hawaga/Khawaga Whites Originally a Persian word for "Lord". Heard in Egypt. Accent on second syllable.
Hay Seed Whites Slang term for country-farmer-type whites (or all whites in general).
Hebe Jews Short for Hebrew.
Hebro Jews Black Jews. Combination of "Hebrew" and "bro"
Heinee Germans Possibly from the root name, "Hein."
Heinz Mixed Races Any mix of races. From the label on the ketchup bottle reading "57 Varieties."
Helo Whites Whites who try to immerse themselves in hoodlum culture.
Hentai Japanese The Japanese have all kinds of weird sexual fetish stuff, which is all represented by the word "hentai."
Herm Germans Herman the German - self-explanatory.
Herring Choker Scandinavians Scandinavians are known for eating lots of fish.
Hick Whites Country dweller, rustic farmer, unsophisticated tourist. The whites that live in the country. Also, Sometimes they make a hicking noise when they are excited.
Hickory-Smoked Jews WWII.
Higger Indians Hindus who act Black.
High Yellow Blacks Light-skinned black person. Adjective, generally used by blacks in describing blacks with a light complexion.
Hillbilly Whites Redneck, Hick and Hillbilly are all used as derogatory terms for whites.
Hispandex Hispanics Don't know if Hispanics are known for wearing Spandex, but it sounds funny anyway.
Hitler Germans Self-explanatory.
Ho Baas Blacks Words uttered when a gun is pointed at Blacks in old South Africa. "Baas" being Afrikaans for boss.
Homey/Homie Blacks Synonymous with friend in the black community, used by other races to poke fun at that.
Honger Chinese Teenage Asian kids, that are fresh from Hong Kong. Usually found squatting in large groups and drive Honda's with spoilers.
Honky/Honkie (1) Whites Possibly comes from the term "Honky Tonk", which is a type of country music. Another interesting theory suggests it originated as "Hunky" (and "Bohunk") to refer to Slavic and Hungarian immigrants and eventually transformed into "Honkey" to refer to all White people. Might also come from the African Wolof word "Honq" meaning red or pink and used to describe white men. Yet another theory has it originating from white men honking their horns to call on the lounge singer/prostitute types in 1920's Harlem.
Honky/Honkie (2) Asians Asians hailing from Hong Kong.
Hooknose Jews In recognition of a common Hebrew facial characteristic.
Hoosier Whites Rednecks, trailer park trash.
Horse-Gums Blacks Self-explanatory.
Hoser Canadians From western-Canadian practice of stealing gas with a siphon, ending up with a mouthful of gasoline. Suggests low intelligence. On the Canadian TV show SCTV, "Bob and Doug McKenzie" always called each other Hosers.
Hot Dog Eater Americans Used by Canadians, referring to American tourists who eat a lot of hot dogs.
Hot Footer Hispanics Ones that can't swim across the border. See: Wet-Back.
Hotel Blacks Ebonics: "I gave the bitch crabs and the hotel everybody."
Hotnot Blacks Probably derived from Afrikaans "Hottentot", a name for a very traditional Khoisan group generally recognized as among the most primitive on earth.
House Nigger Blacks The slaves called the butlers house niggers, basic Uncle Tom reference.
Housekeeping Hispanics Many hotel housekeepers are Hispanic.
Hucka-lucka Arabs Derived from the sound of them speaking (as heard by a dumb American).
Hun Germans When the Europeans united to crush the Chinese boxer rebellion, Kaiser Wilhelm II said something like "let the Germans strike fear into the hearts, so hell be feared like the hun!" Europe laughed, name stuck.
Hunyak East Europeans Contraction of Hungarian & Polock.
Huskie Eskimos Refers to a type of dog found in Northern parts. 'Husky' also means large or overweight.
Hymie Jews Jesse Jackson once referred to New York City as "Hymie-town" (which got him in a lot of trouble).
Ian Armenians All their last names end in IAN.
Ice Monkey Finlanders Because of their clear skin and facial features.
Ice Nigger Canadians Canadian Blacks. It's cold in Canada. Coined by comedian Scott Thompson from the Kids in the Hall.
Iceback Canadians Another take on frozen Wetback. See Frostback.
Ikey-Mo Jews Abbreviation of "Isaac Moses".
Injun Native Americans Pioneer-related term dates back to the 19th century during the Western Expansion. Probably comes from country people who could not pronounce the word Indian correctly.
Inky Blacks Referring to the color of skin. Used mainly by darker-skinned Blacks to lighter-skinned Blacks. Also Ink Baby or Inkspot.
Island Monkey English Heard in Germany. Self explanatory.
Island Nigger Polynesians Polynesians live in islands and some have hair similar to that of Black people.
J.J. Blacks A goofy black guy, like the guy from Good Times.
J.O. Amish Pronounced 'cho.' Stands for Jerked Over. Refers to an Amish man who has left the church; no longer Amish. See: Cham.
JAP (2) Jews Stands for "Jewish-American Princess". Related to the familiar 'Yenta'.
Jabonee Italians What American-born Italians call immigrant Italians, as in "He/she is a real Jabonee right off the boat. Can't even speak English." Possibly a real Italian word bastardized by English-speaking Italian-Americans.
Jackamammy Blacks Combination of 'jack rabbit' and 'Aunt Jamima.' People have said that jack rabbits looked like 'lynched' black people.
Jamairican Jamaicans Jamaican immigrants.
Jandel Polynesians Because most Polynesians wear jandels.
Janner Cornish Derogatory term used by the English.
Jap (1) Japanese Short for Japanese.
Japanigger Asians Describes Asians of unknown origin.
Jar Jar Blacks In Star Wars Episode 1, the computer-generated character Jar Jar Binks was filled with stereotypical black behavior. The actor who did the voice was also Black.
Jaundy Boy Asians Comes from Jaundice (Hepatitis), which turns your skin yellow.
Jerry Germans Brits called the Germans this in WWII. They thought it was a common German name.
Jersey-Dweller Blacks New Jersey = the arm pit of America, this does not mean that African Americans live in Jersey. However, in any city in America, African Americans can be found in the worst parts (or arm pits) of that city. Therefore making them Jersey-dwellers.
Jesus Killer Jews Christians in the times of WWII when the Jews were most hated used this slur as a reason to hate Jews.
Jew Jews Short for Jewish. Not really a slur but could be if you say it the right way.
Jew Killer Germans Reference to the Holocaust.
Jew-Bag Jews Reference to being cheap.
Jewbacca Jews Hairy Jews. In reference to the hairy creature Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies.
Jewban Mixed Races Jewish/Cuban Mix.
Jewbling Jews Small/young Jews.
Jewgaboo Jews A Jewish person that acts or tries to act like a black person or is half black.
Jewlet Jews Female Teenage Jews. Heard frequently in NY.
Jewmaican Jews A Jewish person that acts Jamaican or Rastafarian or is half Jamaican.
Jewrab Mixed Races Jewish/Arabian mix.
Jewxican Mixed Races Jewish/Mexican mix.
Jig Blacks Short for Jigaboo.
Jigaboo Blacks Very dark-skinned Black people. Usually used among lighter-skinned African-Americans to refer to ones of very dark complexion. Used in the 1975 movie "Cooley High." Often shortened to "Jig."
Jigger Mixed Races Jewish/Black mix. Jew + Nigger.
Jihadi Mosslems Mosslems in India have been branded after Jihad.
Jikky British ?
Jim Blacks Heard it used by Renko on Hill Street Blues. He called an older black man "Jim" and the guy flipped out and roared, "Who are you callin' Jim?" Most likely comes from the old Black slave character Jim in the book _Tom Sawyer_.
Jim Crow Blacks Used a lot during the Civil War. He was a stereotypical minstrel show character, history described here. Also used to describe segregationist laws in the south, but I recently read about a bus driver who was fired for using the term to describe a black person.
Jock Scottish Heard in the UK. Because Joc is a common Scottish name.
Joe Americans Were referred to as "G.I. Joe" in World War II.
Jr. Mint Blacks White on inside, black on outside.
Jungle Bunny Blacks Jungle is referred to their jungle origins and bunny is referred to some people saying that jack rabbits looked like 'lynched' black people.
KFC Blacks Black people like fried chicken.
Kaaskop Dutch Dutch for "cheese head".
Kabloonuk Whites Inuit (Eskimo) word for any non-Inuit. Literal translation means "person with bushy eyebrows."
Kaek East Indian Thais, living in Thailand, refer to the Indians (who have been in Thailand for at least 200 years, I think) as Kaeks, which means "guest" in Thai. Take a hint, already, guys! The word may also be spelled "kak" or any other way you like, since Thais use a different "alphabet." However, "kaek" is pronounced to rhyme with "crack."
Kaffer/ir Blacks Afrikaaner word for blacks, very derogatory. Made popular by Lethal Weapon 2.
Kafir Non-Arabs Kafir is an Arabic word with meanings similar to Goy or Goyim of the Jews, only describing any non-Muslim person in a derogatory way. S. African Kaffir possibly imported during the Boer War by British soldiers who had fought in the Sudanese campaign.
Kala Blacks Indian word for the color black. Used by Indians as a slur for black people.
Katzenfresser Italians German slur meaning "cat eater".
Khazar Jews The Khazar Empire converted en mass to Judaism, in 740 A.D. and allegedly (see Koestler's book, _The Thirteenth Tribe_) formed the bulk of the Ashkenazi Jews. Many conspiracy theorists and White Nationalists refer to Jews as Khazars. Search the web from more...
Kike Jews Originates from the word 'keikl', in Yiddish, which means 'circle', the reason being that the first Jewish immigrants in America, who were unable to sign their names, signed with a circle instead of a cross.
Kingfish Blacks From Amos & Andy. Usually in reference to a poor, older black man.
Kiwi New Zealanders The native bird is the Kiwi. Not necessarily a slur to New Zealanders.
Knees Grow Blacks Comes from Negro.
Knuckle-Dragger Blacks Often believed that black people have longer arms than other races and therefore their knuckles would drag.
Koku-jin Blacks Japanese term for Blacks or anyone of African descent.
Kotonk Japanese Mainland-Born Japanese-Americans when a Buddhahead would beat a mainland kids head, the hollow sound coming from the head was "kotonk, kotonk." See: Buddhahead.
Kraut Germans Short for sauerkraut, a popular German food.
Kukolokod Alaskans ?
Kung-fu Chinese Chinese delivery person, mainly 'Is that Kung-Fu with my Lo Mein?'
Kunta/Kunta Kinte Blacks From Kunta Kinte in the book/movie "Roots."
Kurombo Blacks Used in Japan; considered very derogatory. Comes from "kuro" (=black color) and "bo" (casual suffix meaning young man).
Landya Muslims Actually means 'cut cocks' because of the rite of circumcising followed by Muslims.
Lao-wai Whites Applies to all foreigners in China. Literally means "Old Outsider."
Latrino Hispanics Combination of "Latino" and "Latrine."
Lava Lamp Hawaiians Also works on Pacific Islanders or anyone in the volcanic circle.
Lawn Jockey Blacks Most all Lawn Jockeys are Black, sometimes also known as Porch Monkey. Author Ralph Ellison used the term to describe black people who felt/were treated as if they were speaking on behalf of the black race.
Leb/Lebbo Lebanese Pretty Self-explanatory. Used a lot in Australia where there was a large arrival of Lebanese immigrants in the mid 80's.
Lefty Arabs Thieves in the Arab countries get their hand chopped off.
Lemonhead Asians Skin color.
Leprechaun Irish From the well-known old Irish myth of the chubby green-clad gnome (what happens when you mix Catholicism with Paganism). Popularized in America by Lucky from the Lucky Charms cereal and St. Patrick's Day.
Leroy Blacks A stereotypically black name. Typically used as the name of a character is a racial joke, e.g.
Limey British The British sailors ate a lot of limes to prevent scurvy (18th and 19th centuries). Limey implies lime-eaters.
Lincoln's Mistake Blacks US President Abraham Lincoln is known to have freed the slaves.
Linthead Whites Poor working-class whites. I guess it refers to soot from factories getting in their hair.
Little (Black) Sambo Blacks As with the Golliwog, originated as a relatively benign though mildly offensive characterization and was adapted by other writers to embody many black stereotypes of the time. Currently embodies stereotypes of docility, laziness, stupidity, and disloyalty.
Lobsterbacks British Redcoats in Revolutionary War.
Lofan Whites Anglo-Americans. A Chinese word, not necessarily derogatory.
Lowlander Dutch The Netherlands are below sea level.
Lucius Blacks Commonly used on poor black people. During the period prior to the Civil War, many blacks were named after famous Romans (e.g. Lucius, Marcus, Scipio, etc.)
Lugans Lithuanians Reasons unknown. Possible origins in the Chicago area.
Macaroni Italians The famous macaroni noodle originated in Italy.
Mackerel Snapper Irish Irish or any Catholic. I guess because the Mackerel is a common fish in the North Atlantic?
Maggot Whites Maggots breed from filth and when the Whites came to America, they brought with them rats and diseases therefore wiping out half of the Native American population. Hence the term "maggots".
Makaronifresser Italians German. Fressen is impolite term for eating (people essen, but animals fressen).
Maldito Bori Puerto Ricans Puerto Ricans come from Boriquen and call themselves Boriquas. Bori is short for that. Maldito is used so commonly before Bori by many other Hispanics because they steal, rob, kill, and smell. Maldito means "god-damned".
Mammy Blacks Similar to Aunt Jemima. Stereotype of black women as nannies to white children, especially overweight black women - see "Gone With The Wind".
Mandingo Blacks In reference to the 1975 blacksploitation movie with the same name.
Mandinka Blacks Reference to the motion picture "Roots": A Mandinka warrior was a 'Big Black Buck'.
Mangosteen Indians The mangosteen is a fruit that grows in the East Indies and is black on the outside but white on the inside. Refers to Indians who have forgotten their heritage.
Mangro-Monkey Blacks Monkeys live in mangroves.
Maple Leaf Nigger Canadians Their flag has a maple leaf on it.
Massa Whites Black Southern speech. The Negro slaves addressed their Masters in this way.
Mayate Blacks Hispanics term for 'Nigger.'
Mayonnaise Whites Skin color.
Meat Pie Asians "Yellow on the outside, black on the inside."
Med Wop Mediterraneans Self-explanatory.
Melanzana Blacks Italian for "eggplant" - very dark black people have a purplish tint to their skin, so does eggplant.
Mellanoid Blacks Dictionary: one having dark pigmentation.
Melon Johnny Blacks Italian slang for Blacks.
Mestizo Hispanics Specifically, Spanish/Native American mixed breed. Not polite, but not taboo either. From the Spanish word for "mixed".
Mexicoon Mixed Races Mexican/Black mix.
Mexijew Mixed Races Mexican/Jewish mix.
Michelli Whites Commonly used to refer to Whites living in southern United States.
Mick/Mic/Mc Irish Many Irish surnames begin with "Mc" or "Mac." Many Irish are also named after the famed Michael Collins, making Michael (Mick) a very common name. Not as derogatory as Paddy.
Midnight Blacks Self-explanatory.
Milano Mixed Races Black/White mix. In reference to the cookie.
Milkman Blacks Black men who prefer white women. Used by blacks.
Milky Whites Referring to their racism and white skin.
Mississippi Blue Lip Blacks Old redneck term.
Mockey Jews Andrew Dice Clay among others have used it.
Mof/Moffen Germans Used by the Dutch in the 2nd World War.
Mohow Native Americans Indians have Mohawks & Pow wows.
Mojo Hispanics Normally used among Hispanics towards other Hispanics. "Mojo" derives from "mojado" meaning "wet" i.e. wet-backs. Mojados are Mexican citizens while pochos are Mexican-Americans.
Moke Hawaiians Refers to how locals in Hawaii are big/fat/dumb. Used by locals similar to how blacks use "nigger."
Monkey Blacks Derived from their appearance, which sometimes can be simian-like (or more so than other races).
Monkeyboy Blacks People once believed, because of their high cranium, blacks were close cousins to primates.
Montu Blacks Old African word that refers to tribes people.
Mook Chinese A 'mook jonk' is a wooden dummy used in kung fu. Word defined as "an ineffectual, foolish, or contemptible person."
Mooliachi Blacks Female version of Mooley. Used in The Godfather.
Moolie Blacks Shortened from Melanzane, meaning "eggplant" in Italian. Eggplants have black skin.
Moolignon Blacks Most likely a combination of Moolie and hooligan.
Moon Cricket (1) Blacks See Cricket. Possibly derived from the "MC" often used after many black nicknames.
Moon Cricket (2) Whites The slur is also used by some Native Americans against whites: "moon" as in pale, and "cricket" as in whites have big eyes and gangly legs. Whites also make annoying sounds like crickets.
Moor Blacks For the black Muslims that invaded Europe during the Middle Ages. Also used as derogatory against those of ancestry where the Moors settled (Spain, Sicily) - they are "part Moor".
Moosefucker Canadians Tom Green, a Canadian, mocked sexual contact with a moose on his television show.
Morta Cristo Jews Italian for 'Christ-killer.'
Moss Eater Whites White trash in the Pacific Northwest.
Mottisa Blacks Back in slave days the Black servants would ask "Mo tee Sah", which in proper English translates to "More tea Sir?"
Mouse Whites Used by Blacks to refer to nervous ("shook") white people walking through the ghetto.
Mud Duck Blacks Dark skin. See Mud People.
Mud People Blacks Sentiment that only Wasps are born with souls, everyone else God made from mud. Also suggests life without meaning, value or worth. Used by the church that was attended by Mr. Smith - the hate killer that shot up a bunch of Jews and Blacks in the summer of '99.
Mud Shark Whites White girls who date black men.
Muhammad Arabs Common name.
Muk/Muktuk Eskimos Comes from the main Eskimo food source - Muktuk - whale fat/meat.
Mullato Mixed Races Black/White mix, usually. The Spanish "Mullato" translates to "like a mule." Could refer to any mixed breed.
Mulletard Whites Retarded white trash with a mullet.
Mullethead Whites Bad hair cut (short on top, long in back) rural whites sport fashionably. Could easily be shortened to just "mullet."
Mung Vietnamese Vietnamese people that were relocated to America by the US government during and after the Vietnam War. It's actually the correct pronunciation of the word "Hmong", mountain-dwelling people inhabiting southeastern China and the northern parts of Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Also used derisively to apply to all Asian persons. Also a type of bean/bean sprout used in oriental cuisine.
Muppetfucker Whites Backwoods inbred rednecks of the U.S. south are called muppetfuckers because they look like Muppets.
Mutt Mixed Races Any mix of races. The regular use of 'mutt' refers to dogs of mixed breed.
N'er Blacks Nonchalant way of saying "nigger."
Nacho Hispanics Based on the popular snack.
Naco Hispanics Native Mexicans. Used as an insult by city dwellers on indigenous, small town inhabitants or vulgar people even from the big city.
Naga Blacks North American Ground Ape; Affectionately used by the LAPD during the Watts riot in Los Angeles.
Nagur Blacks The Irish-Americans called black people "Nagurs" because they could not pronounce the word "Nigger" with their accent.
Nammer Vietnamese Derived from Vietnam being called "Nam".
Napkin Nigger Indians Obvious reasons.
Nappy Head Blacks Refers to hair type.
Narrow Back Irish Heard used on jobsites around NYC amongst the many Irish immigrant workers and every time one Irish immigrant calls another this slur it has always ended in a bloody fistfight.
Nate Native Americans Shortened. Could probably be used on any native peoples.
Nazi Germans Self-explanatory.
Neck Whites Shortened version of 'redneck.'
Neechee Native Americans Love of Lychee fruit.
Negative Blacks South African - Referred to as undeveloped (as in film negatives).
Negro Blacks Once acceptable, it is now often taken derogatorily by Blacks.
Nelly Blacks Like Mammy. Common black name/character in Antebellum South.
Nethead Hispanics Chicano slur used in L.A. From Mexican boys wearing thin nets to cover their hair.
Newfie Canadians Newfoundlanders. Some of the people from Newfoundland are considered to be less intelligent.
Ni-ni Blacks Used instead of "nigger" in potentially sensitive company, to avoid being overheard, or to appear politically correct.
Nickel Nose Jews Money and Facial characteristic.
Nig-nog Blacks Used in England. Probably from the Dutch "niknok" (=nigger) by way of South Africa.
Nigger Blacks Most likely originates with the Latin word "niger" which translates to "black". Similar words for "black" exist in other languages (Spanish, for example, is "negro"). Also somewhat relates to the African country Nigeria, which is primarily black. Many variations exist, including "Nig", "Nigel", "Niggy", "Niggly", etc.
Niggerette Blacks Black women. Adapted from: Nigger, See: Nigger.
Niggerican Mixed Races Black/Puerto Rican mix.
Niggeroid Blacks Usually light skinned mixed breed black and any other race.
Nigglet Blacks Black children. Adapted from: Nigger, See: Nigger.
Nigloo Blacks In northern Canada, it refers to Blacks living way up north in the cold with the Eskimos.
Nigra Blacks Used by Whites in the Jim Crow South who were too lace-curtain to say "nigger" but too racist to say "Negro."
Niknok Blacks Dutch version of Nigger.
Nikon Asians Popular brand of camera. Asian tourists are known to take a lot of photographs.
Nine Iron Asians Golf club with a dramatic degree of loft, ostensibly resembling stereotypical Asian 'slanted' eyes.
Ninja Blacks Ninjas wear black clothing.
Ninky Mixed Races Black/White mix. See Carlton or Zebra. It can be both.
Nip/Nipper Japanese Short for Nippon meaning "Japan".
Niponese Japanese Used instead of 'Japanese.'
Nit Native Americans Refers to the belief that Native Americans had lice.
Nog Blacks Stands for "Nigger Out of Gas". Used by White police officers to describe Blacks who run out of gas and wait for the police to supply them some, which, supposedly, by law they have to do.
Nordski Scandinavians They come from "da Nord".
Nubian Princess Blacks Originally was a compliment for Black women, grew popularity from the movie "Friday" then was commonly used mockingly under mentality that a Nubian meaning African even with a title of princess is still a Nigger.
Number 2 Blacks Usually when checking off racial or ethnic background African-American is the second choice.
Nuprin Asians "Little, yellow, different."
Nurple Blacks African Blacks, specifically. "So black they appear purple."
Ocnod Arabs A bastardization of Achnad, a common Arab name.
Octroon/Octaroon Mixed Races A person who is 1/8th Black. Originated by the Spanish in the 14th/15th century as they were very exact in their racial classifications to determine a person's worth in society.
Ofay Whites Pig Latin for "foe" - opposite of "friend." Used to be popular with political types who were down with their "African Roots."
Olive Nigger Greeks Greece is renowned for its olives.
Orange Picker Hispanics From all the Hispanics that work in the agriculture industry in California.
Orb Blacks The word 'bro' backwards.
Oreo (1) Blacks A black person who acts white. Black on the outside, white on the inside. Or a person who half black/half white.
Oreo (2) Asians Oreo is bastardized form of Oriental.
Oriental Asians Considered offensive because it typically refers to inanimate objects.
Orlando Blacks Used by other black people to refer to the 'old-school' blacks who do not keep current with the 'gansta' styles of music or clothing.
Osrouge Mixed Races Native American/Black. ?
Oven-Baked Jews World War II reference.
Oven-Dwellers Jews World War II reference.
PWT Whites Poor White Trash
Pakeha New Zealanders White New Zealanders only. Maori for "white devil". Curiously, this is an official term.
Paki Pakistanis Short for Pakistani.
Pakoniggy Mixed Races Pakistani/Black mix.
Paleface Whites Skin pigmentation.
Pancake Asians Facial characteristics.
Panda Panamanians Mispronunciation.
Panface Chinese Faces flat like they were hit with a pan.
Panhead Asians Facial characteristics.
Pappolo Blacks Hawaiian for Blacks.
Pastyface Whites Used mainly by Blacks to refer to a really pale White person. The vanilla, creamy color of Whites' skin that seldom gets exposed to the sun. Derogatory in nature.
Patel Indians Means "Innkeeper" or "Motel Owner". Pal is a name of rich, land owning Indians. It means landowner. It's a slur because only the rich Indians would come to western countries years ago, a flood of patels.
Patty/Paddy Irish Derogatory slur word for Irish people. Used mainly in Britain. Similar negativity connotations as "nigger". Comes from St. Patrick.
Peckerwood Whites Originated in the South (pre-Civil War by the slaves). Comes from red-necked woodpecker. See: Redneck
Penny Chaser Jews The old "Jews are cheap" thing.
Pepperbelly Hispanics They eat a lot of peppers
Persuasion Whites Similar sound to Caucasion; Implies their persuasive, scandalous actions and attitudes.
Petrol Sniffers Aborigines In Australia they sniff all the petrol and gas.
Pickaninny Blacks From the days of slavery. Three possible origins: The slave owners would "pick a nincompoop" from the lineup of slaves; or the slave children who couldn't pick cotton "ain't pickaninny"; in some parts of the south, breasts are referred to as ninnys, so pickaninny was a reference to blacks being used as wetnurses.
Pie Face Native Americans Round shape of their faces.
Piffke Germans Pronounced "pif - ka." Used by Bavarians/Austrians to refer to North Germans (after a famous Prussian with the last name "Pieffke").
Pineapple Nigger Hawaiians Pineapples grow there.
Pinewood Whites Pine being a whiter colored wood than most.
Ping-pang Asians Mimics the way their language sounds to non-Asians.
Pinko Russians Originally referred to Communist sympathizers - later as a general slur against all Leftists, including Communist Party members. Now pretty much synonymous with Russians/Communists.
Pinky Poops Mixed Races Vietnamese/Black mix. For when Black soldiers had kids with Vietnamese women.
Pinto Mixed Races White/Native American mix. Pinto horses are white and brown.
Pit Blacks Black Children. Stands for 'Perpetrator In Training.'
Pizza Jews Both go in the oven.
Pizzabagel Mixed Races Italian/Jewish mix. Popular in New York as Italian and Jewish neighborhoods grew together.
Po'bucker Whites Corruption of West African "Buuker" meaning devil, boogie-man or white man. Poor white trash were referred to as "Po'buckers".
Po-Bean Hispanics Short for Poor Beaner.
Pocho Hispanic-Americans Chicano derogatory term referring to Hispanics who can't speak Spanish. Used by Hispanics.
Pogue Irish Possibly from Irish Gaelic "pog mi hone", meaning "kiss my arse".
Pohm British "Prisoner Of Her Majesty". Used mainly in Australia as a derogatory term for British People. Comes from the fact that Australia was a prisoner colony for British Prisoners.
Poi-belly Hawaiians Hawaiians eat a lot of poi (taro root) and are fat.
Point-Six (.6) Blacks Reference to the 3/5ths Compromise, where the US Gov't decided that slaves (Blacks) only counted as 3/5ths of a person for population reasons. (3/5=.6)
Pointy-Head Asians J. W. Pepper says it a number of times in "The Man with the Golden Gun" while speaking to some Asians in Bangkok.
Polarican Mixed Races Polish/Puerto Rican mix.
Poliski Polish Self-explanatory.
Pollo Hispanics The U.S. Border Patrol uses this term to refer to illegal aliens. Pollo means chicken in Spanish. Agents call the illegals Pollos on their service radios.
Polock Polish Polish pronunciation of "Polish."
Pom British Used by Australians. It's the acronym of "Port of Melbourne", the port where British immigrants landed in the colonization of Australia.
Pome British 'Property Of Mother England' Used in Australia, New Zealand, etc. Probably related to and/or another version of Pom.
Poo Blacks Poo-Poo (Feces are black or brown in color.)
Popolo Blacks The Hawaiian version of "nigger".
Porch-Monkey Blacks Presumably referring to when blacks would sit on their porches to cool themselves off, not being as fortunate as whites, who had fans.
Pork and Cheese Portuguese Sounds similar.
Pork-chop Portuguese Sounds similar.
Portagee Portuguese Common term for those of Portuguese origin of someone who talks a lot.
Portajew Mixed Races Puerto (Porta) Rican/Jewish mix.
Potato Head Irish The Irish grow potatoes.
Powder Whites Skin color. Might be from the albino guy in the movie Powder.
Powerpoint Asians Used mainly by Australians. Australian electricity outlets are commonly called power points, they are said to look like a stick figure drawing of an Asian face.
Prairie Nigger Native Americans Where Natives originate, or were sent
Pretendian Native Americans Native Americans who claim to be pure, but are just mixed-breeds. I suppose this could refer to any mixed -ian race.
Pubie Blacks Refers to the pubic-like hair on blacks' heads.
Puckhead Canadians For their love of hockey.
Puddle Duck Blacks Not positive, something to do with being dirty or muddy, representing the dark coloration of skin.
Pull-Start Arabs Reference to pulling their turbans off their heads.
Punjab Indians Punjab is the Indian character from "Little Orphan Annie." Also represents the Punjab region of India (near the Punjab river). When the British took over India, they used it as a derogatory term for the natives there.
Push-Button Indians Refers to the caste-mark (dot) on their foreheads. Push-Start also.
Pusher-Man Blacks Drug dealing is the popular occupation in urban ghettos.
Quadroon Mixed Races A person who is 1/4 Black. Coined during the Civil War, referring to how White you had to be in order to serve in the army.
Race-Traitor Mixed Races White/Any other race mix. Term used by whites for any person of mixed race or who marries a non-white..
Rafter Cubans Self-Explanatory.
Rag-head Arabs Referring to turbans, a Muslim headdress. Also: Towel-head.
Ragu Italians Spaghetti sauce.
Rail-Hopper Chinese In early America many Chinese were sent to build the railroads.
Red (1) Native Americans Skin color.
Red (2) Russians Refers to the color of the Communist revolution, as well as old Red Russia. Too, "Red Army." See J. Edgar Hoover's use.
Red Coat British Used during the Revolutionary War, because of the Red coats the British army wore.
Red Nigger Native Americans Self-explanatory.
Red Sea Pedestrian Jews Moses led the Israelites across the Red Sea from Egypt. Heard in Monty Python's "Life of Brian."
Redbone Blacks Used by darker-colored Blacks to refer to Blacks with a very light complexion. Origin unknown. Link
Redneck Whites Previously referred only to the rural prejudice whites, mostly farmers, who have reddish necks (or a "farmer's tan"). However, its usage has become a lot looser and now includes any racist white. See: Peckerwood
Redskin Native Americans Skin color.
Reggie Blacks Common name, especially for famous Black sports stars.
Regin Blacks Niger backwards.
Ric Whites White person who tries to act black. Stands for Racial Identity Crisis.
Rice Chaser Whites White men who solely go after (or have a fetish for) Asian women.
Rice King Whites White men who date Asian women.
Rice-Eater Asians Popular food among Asians.
Rice-Paddy Asians Places where they grow rice in Asia and Japan.
Rice-Picker Asians Because they pick rice. Probably the Asian version of 'Cotton Picker.'
Rico Suave Hispanics The 80's singer/rapper of the same name.
River-Crosser Hispanics Self-explanatory.
Roach-Rancher Arabs Their apartments often have roaches, which they are forbidden to kill.
Roid Blacks Short for Negroid.
Roo Australians Commonly used due to their extensive supply of the specific animal "kangaroo", used as an offensive term to describe them and the way they walk. Often bouncing around and moving, like kangaroos.
Roof Rabbit Killer Chinese Roof rabbit = cat. Chinese eat cat, therefore roof rabbit killer.
Roofucker Australians Kangaroo-fucker. Australian version of Sheepfucker. Used often on USENET and other internet forums.
Rooineck British South African version of redneck.
Rosbif British French origins. From pasty-complexioned British tourists who go to French beaches on holiday and immediately get sunburned the color of "roast beef".
Rosuke Russian Used by Japanese. Ro means Russia in Japanese. Suke is the suffix attached Japanese common name.
Round-Eye Whites Japanese derogatory term for American whites.
Rubberhead Canadians Heads bounce off ice in hockey games.
Rube Whites In the same league as hick. See: Hick.
Ruble Head Russians Originated because of the national currency and it's origin.
Rug-Pilot Arabs The whole magic carpet thing.
Rug-Rider Arabs See: Rug Pilot.
Ruskie Russians The Russian word for the Russian language is pronounced "pa-rooski." Was popular during the Cold War.
Rutabaga Swedes Swedes cherish this thick bulbous edible yellow root; used as food and animal feed, which is even called the Swede or Swedish turnip.
SBH Asians Represents their Straight Black Hair.
Safe Blacks Because the government gives them food, housing, money and protects them from "hate".
Sailors Blacks Because they constantly wear the clothing line Nauitica, yet very, very few own a boat.
Salmon Nigger Native Americans Salmon was a primary food source for Northwestern Native Americans.
Saltine Whites Same color as skin. Same sentiments expressed as in "cracker."
Saltwater Nigger Cubans Immigrants who come to America by boats or ships (or rafts).
Sambo (1) Asian Indians Derives from the traditional children's story, "The Story of Little Black Sambo" about an Asian Indian who had dark skin.
Sambo (2) Blacks See Little (Black) Sambo.
Sand Moolie Arabs Same idea as Sand Nigger, only with Moolie.
Sand Nigger Arabs They look like blacks and they live in deserts, hence the name.
Sassenach British From Scotland. Scottish Gaelic 'sassanach', derived from Saxon, meaning English. Also Welsh "Sassain". Link
Sayeedi/Saeedi Egyptians Used by Cairenes to refer to inhabitants of Upper Egypt.
Scap Mixed Races Scottish/Japanese mix.
Scheiss-Ami Americans Used by Germans as derogatory reference of Americans.
Schiptar Albanians U.S. Army in Kosovo.
Schmeisser Germans WWII term for a German soldier, derived from a machine gun of the same make.
Schwarzie Blacks 'Schwarz' is German for 'black.'
Schwoogie Blacks Believed to be contraction of Yiddish/German schwatrz (black) and boogie.
Scratch-Back Hispanics Mexicans (illegals) who crawl under fences, getting their backs scratched up in the process, to get into America.
Seagull Filipinos Possibly from how Filipinos often travel overseas to work like migratory birds (although the seagull is not migratory...). Heard in Japan, used by non-Japanese.
Seal-Fucker Canadians Extension of sheep-fucker, roo-fucker, etc.
Seinfeld Jews Probably one of the most famous Jews.
Self-Chosen, The Jews In reference to their moniker 'chosen people of God.'
Semi-Simian Blacks Simian meaning of, relating to, or resembling monkeys or apes.
Semihole Native Americans Referring to the Seminole tribe.
Seppo Americans Short for Septic, see Septic.
Septic Americans Cockney rhyming slang. Septic Tank - Yank: Full of shit.
Sexican Hispanics Refers to how fast the Mexican-American population is increasing.
Shadow-Smurf Blacks They the darkest of all Smurfs.
Shagitz/Shiksa Whites These are commonly used words in Yiddish. They are the male and female form (respectively) of the older Hebrew word for worm or insect and as such are negative. They are also commonly used in an almost neutral way, but they are never complementary. Shagitz is pronounced "shaygitz." Term "Shiksa" used in Jewish religious books such as the Talmud when referring to white gentile women.
Shant Irish Poor Irish People. Derived from the shacks they lived in -- the shanty.
Sheeny Jews From Yiddish "shaine" or German "schon" meaning "beautiful".
Sheepfucker Scottish or Welsh There's a myth that Scotsmen and/or Welsh have a thing for buggering sheep. The sheep are said to outnumber the people in both some European and Australian countries/states. On an interesting note, the first sheep was cloned in Scotland.
Sheister Jews Like a shyster lawyer. One who carries on any business, especially legal business, in a mean and dishonest way.
Shilaeli Hugger Irish Shilaeli is a staff commonly use by the Irish.
Shine/Shiner Blacks In reference to the shine their skin can sometimes give off. Also a 1920's main occupation, shoe shiners.
Shit-Kicker Whites From farmers or country boys walking through the cow pastures.
Shitheel Blacks Slang term for a Black servant. Southern origins.
Shitskin Blacks Color of skin.
Shoe Dutch Name is derived from the wooden shoes they would wear.
Shoe Shiner Blacks Many shoe shiners in cities are black.
Shovel-Head Koreans Believed their heads look like shovels.
Shvartz Blacks Yiddish (German origin) word for Black. Used neutrally and disparagingly.
Shylock Jews Comes from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and "Othello". Similar to sheister.
Silverback Blacks Old Black.
Silvery Blacks Cockney rhyming slang for Coon - Silvery Moon - Silvery.
Skillet Blacks Refers to the color of iron skillets.
Skimo Eskimos Derogatory slang of 'Eskimo'.
Skinflint Blacks Skin appearance related.
Skip Whites White Australians specifically. From "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo."
Skips Australians From Skippy the bush kangaroo.
Slant Asians Facial description -- referring to the eyes.
Slantey-eye'd Asians Facial description -- referring to the eyes.
Slave Blacks Self-explanatory.
Slim Shady Whites From the Rapper Eminem, thought of as a white person who tries to be black.
Slit Asians Another eye reference.
Slope/Slopehead Vietnamese/Asians Facial description, Self-explanatory.
Smigger Blacks From the joke "what do you call a Black Smurf?"
Smoke Blacks From the similarity between their skin color and the color of smoke. Also from the way that they were said to be able to sneak around quietly, entering a room "like smoke".
Smoke Jumper Whites White women who date Black men.
Smokefoot Blacks Color of feet.
Snigger Blacks "Snow nigger." Black people seen on the ski slopes; a stereotype that they generally don't go skiing because they dislike the cold.
Snipes Blacks Wesley Snipes is the blackest of the Black people.
Snow Nigger Eskimos Self-explanatory.
Snowback Canadians Play on 'wet-back'.
Snowflake (1) Blacks Was used to indicate an educated black man during the civil war; white collar blacks were pretty rare - only white people had desk jobs.
Snowflake (2) Jews When they would burn the Jews and the ashes would come out the smoke stacks. (See Schiendler's List)
Sole Samoan Pronounced 'So Lee,' short for Samoan.
Sorta Rican Puerto Ricans Mix of Puerto Rican and any other race. Read in National Lampoon.
Spade Blacks The spades in decks of cards are black.
Spanglish Hispanics Spanish-Americans; English-speaking Hispanics, also the language they speak.
Spear-Chucker Blacks Comes from the hunting styles of African natives.
Spec Hispanics Baby Spic. See: Spic.
Speed Demon Hispanics Amphetamines are popular among Hispanics.
Spegro Mixed Races Spanish/Black mix.
Spew Mixed Races Spanish/Jewish mix.
Spic Hispanics Short for Hispanic. Might also be acronym of SPanish, Indian, and Colored, coming from the mixed breeds that resulted from the union of Spanish colonists, Indian natives, and Black (colored) slaves. Another theory has it originating from the response Mexicans would give when spoken to in English and they didn't understand. They would say, "I don't SPIC English".
Spickaboo Mixed Races Mexican/Black mix. Derived from 'Spic' and 'Jigaboo.'
Spigger Mixed Races Hispanics/Black mix. Combination of 'Spic' and 'Nigger.'
Spink Mixed Races Spanish/Chinese mix. Combination of 'Spic' and 'Chink.'
Spizzician Mixed Races Hispanic/Guatemalan mix. Pronounced "spizzz-ik-ien."
Splib Blacks ? Possibly originated sometime in the 1960's.
Spoda Blacks How blacks talk (ex.) "We ain't Spoda be here." (we aren't supposed to be here)
Spook Blacks Because of their dark skin, which can blend into the night, making them ghost-like.
Spoon Blacks From the reflection you see when looking at a spoon.
Sprout Belgians Obscure Monty Python reference; take on "brussel sprouts", hence Belgians.
Spudnigger Irish Irish/Potato relationship. Also, Spudfucker.
Sputnik Russians The world's first artificial satellite sent into space. Not really a heinous threat, but sounds that way.
Squarehead Germans or Swedes Shape of head, late 19th/early 20th century American word.
Squaw Native Americans Refers to Native American women. Usually thought to refer to a woman's vagina, but this is fairly controversial.
Squint/Squinty Asians Referring to their eyes.
Stovelid Blacks A book from the 1950's set in Florida (_The Lotus Eaters_) used Stovelid, which makes some sense if you've ever operated a big wood stove - the lids are the disks set into the big holes on top (these eventually became burners when the design was refined to use gas or electric).
Stovepipe Blacks Stovepipes from wood-fired stoves get encrusted with black soot, hence the association.
Strange Fruit Blacks Coined by Blacks during slavery to refer to other Blacks who were hanged from trees. See: Apple (2).
Stump/Tree Jumper Whites Rednecks use Stump Jumper or Tree Jumper against hillbillies lower than themselves, but they also use it to point out hillbillies that commit incest- jumping the family tree.
Sub-Human Blacks They are said to be the missing link between apes and humans.
Suntan Blacks Refers to their dark skin color.
Swamp Kike Cajuns It has been said that Cajuns are the Jews of Louisiana because of their propensity for commerce and finance. The slur is used by any non-Cajun, Black and White alike.
Swamp Yankee Americans Of the same nature as "trailer trash", but referring to a poor Whites who live in the boonies.
Sweaty Blacks Perception that blacks appear sweaty and greasy.
Swirlie Mixed Races Black/White mix.
TPT Whites Short for "trailer park trash."
Tabeetsu Whites Used by Chinese. Means "great-nosed ones".
Table Face Asians They tend to have flat faces.
Taco Bender Hispanics Because they eat tacos.
Taco Nigger Hispanics Because they eat tacos.
Taffy Welsh The Taff is the name of the river that runs through Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Also from a poem that starts: "Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief..."
Tai-chink Asians Martial arts.
Tape Head Asians Facial characteristics--slanted eyes as if someone pulled back their eyes using Scotch tape around the back of their head.
Tar Baby Blacks Skin color. From the "Uncle Remus" (Br'er Rabbit) story.
Target Iraqis Gulf War related.
Tater Tot Irish Irish Child.
Tea-wop British Tea-drinking immigrants.
Teabag British Self-explanatory.
Tee-Pee Creeper Native Americans Some live in tee-pees.
Terrence Blacks Likely comes from the black singer Terence Trent D'Arby, who claimed that his debut album was the most important album since "Sgt. Pepper" and then bored his audience with self-important lyrics, losing major credibility in the process.
Thin-Eyed Asians In Russian "uzko glaziye" means "thin eyed" and is used for referring to all Far East Asians.
Three-Fifth (3/5) Blacks Same vain as Point-Six. In reference to the 3/5ths Compromise, where the US Gov't decided that slaves (Blacks) only counted as 3/5ths of a person for population reasons.
Thug Whites Represents white ppl/teenagers or young adults that want to be black.
Timber Nigger Native Americans Similar to Prairie Nigger.
Timmy Whites Timmy is a retarded kid on the TV show South Park who says only his name in a unique manner.
Tinty Asians Their eyes are tinted, and can not be seen into, only out of. Also pertaining to Asian woman who sleep with numerous men in one night.
Toad French ? Frog-related, see: frog.
Toby Blacks Reference to the character in "Roots."
Token (Black/Minority) Blacks Indicates that a person is unqualified for his/her position and received it on racial grounds.
Tomahawk-Chucker Native Americans Self-explanatory.
Tomato Picker Hispanics Hispanics pick tomatoes.
Tommy British Germans called the Brits this in WWII. They thought Tommy was a common British name.
Tonk Mexicans Illegal Mexican immigrants. "Tonk" is the sound that is made when the illegals are hit over the head with the large flashlights/batons that the US border patrolmen carry.
Tonto Native Americans Native American character from The Lone Ranger. Spanish for "Idiot"
Tony Italians Started when there was a big Italian emigration to the U.S. Their Luggage would say "TO NY" (New York).
Tory Irish Bandit, from the Irish Tory Island, a noted have for bandits and pirates. Also common slang term for a member of Canada's Conservative party.
Towel-head Arabs Referring to turbans, a Muslim headdress. Also: Rag-head.
Trailer Trash Whites Similar to "White Trash" but only used for lower-class Whites who live in trailer parks.
Trash Whites Self-explanatory. Usually used as "White trash," "Poor white trash," or "Trailer trash."
Tree-Swinger Blacks Monkeys.
Tunnel Digger Vietnamese They used to dig foxholes and tunnels in Vietnam to kill American soldiers.
Tutsoons/tootsoons Blacks Origins in Chicago (particularly Italians).
Twinkie Asians An Asian-American who has lost their heritage. Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.
Umlungu Whites Zulus called whites this, meaning the white scum that forms in the surf.
Uncle Ben Blacks Black man on the famous rice box.
Uncle Ben's Boys Vietnamese From the Vietnam War, referring to Vietnamese soldiers, due to large number of rice patties.
Uncle Tom Blacks Blacks who suck up to white people. In reference to the Uncle Tom character in the famous 1852 book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Urkel Blacks Nerdy Blacks. Character from "Family Matters" TV show.
Vamp Whites Possibly the lack of melanin resembles the pale skin of a vampire. Another reason could be vampires need blood, and whites tend to look cold and in need of a blood transfusion.
Velcro-head Blacks Characteristics of the hair.
Vodkalky Russians Vodka + alcoholics. Plural: Vodkalkies.
WT Whites White Trash.
Wab Hispanics Short for Wet-Back. See: Wet-Back.
Wagon Burner Native Americans Self-explanatory.
Wahoo Native Americans War Cry, there was also a famous Native American wrestler named Wahoo McDaniel in the 80's.
Waki Paki Pakistanis Wacky Pakistanis.
Wanker British Implies that the addresser is accusing the addressee of self-gratification.
War Whoop Native Americans Refers to the traditional Native American war cry. ?
Wasp Whites Stands for "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant." Refers to "Pure whites."
Watermelon (1) Blacks For their fondness for watermelon. Used in the movie "48 Hours".
Watermelon (2) Guatemalans Words sound alike.
Webe Blacks Pronounced "we be", this refers to the inability of most blacks to conjugate the "be" verb, thus resulting in "we be" instead of "we are" when making references to themselves.
Wej Jews Jew spelled backwards.
Welfare Monkey Blacks See Welfare Mother.
Welfare Mother Blacks Common stereotype representing that large, black, single-parent families are disproportionately represented on welfare rolls.
Wet-Back Hispanics Refers to Mexicans (or illegals) having "wet backs" from swimming across the Rio-Grande to get into America illegally. Could also refer to the sweaty backs that Mexicans get when they work in the fields in the heat.
Wexican Mixed Races White/Mexican mix.
Whale Turd Blacks Derived from the joke - Q. What do you call a black in the ocean? A. A whale turd.
White Chocolate Whites Whites who try to act like Blacks.
White Nigger Irish Blacks called Irish Americans this during the 1800's in retaliation to being called "Nagurs"
Whitetrash Whites Lower class whites. Self-explanatory.
Whitey Whites Self-explanatory.
Whose My Daddy? Blacks Common question among black children.
Wic Whites 'White Irish Catholic'
Wigger Whites Affluent suburban white kids who dress, talk and act like they were brought up in the ghetto.
Wiggerette Whites Same as Wigger only for women.
Wiggie/Wigg Non-Whites Non-Whites who date only Whites or have a strong preference for whites. Stands for "white guy groupie" or "white girl groupie"
Wigglet Whites Young whites that think they are black.
Wikki Wikki Blacks DJ turntable scratching noise, often heard in rap music.
Windchimes Blacks A common practice of southerners was to hang blacks. When the wind blew and swung them back and forth against each other southerners would refer to them as windchimes.
Wink Whites White person trying to be like or associates with Chinese.
Wog (1) Asians Abbreviation of either "White-", "Westernised-" or "Worthy-Oriental Gentleman." Originally intended as a term denoting respect. In common use, however, it became a term of abuse/denigration.
Wog (2) Greeks or Italians This term is currently used in Australia to refer to Greeks and Italians. Made popular by the movie "The Wog Boy"
Wog (3) Indians British Imperialists commonly referred to Indians as a "WOG" since they were commonly used as security, it stood for "Warden on Guard".
Wonder Bread Whites Wonder Bread is white.
Wonder Bread Wop Italians Used by Italians to describe Italians who are more assimilated into "North American" culture.
Wood Whites Short for Peckerwood.
Wool Head Blacks Self-explanatory.
Woolyback Welsh NW England origins. Lots of sheep in Wales.
Wop Italians High class Italian. Stands for "With Out Papers." Started when there was a big Italian emigration to the U.S., and many were coming in illegally (with out papers).
Wopaho Native Americans ?
Yam Blacks Term used extensively by the military in Robert O'Connors novel "Buffalo Soldiers" about US Soldiers stationed in Germany. Originates probably with the food which is a staple of southern cooking.
Yang-gui-zi Whites Pronounced yong-gway-zi. Chinese for "Foreign Devil."
Yangmo Asians Generic term representing any Asian group without having to identify country of origin.
Yankee Americans Slang used by the British. Also used in the former Confederate states to refer in a derogatory fashion to people of the Union states. Slur perhaps originally used derisively against the Dutch, calling them "John Cheese" (they made/ate a lot of cheese); Non-English speaking Dutch called back to the Americans, yelling "Yankee" (mispronunciation). Might also be a bastardization of "Jan-Kees", a common Dutch name.
Yape Mixed Races Condensed form of Yard Ape. Applies towards Blacks or Mexicans. Blacks sit out in the yard to keep cool. Mexicans are gardeners, thus always in the yard as well.
Yard Ape Blacks Low-income housing quite often has no air conditioning. Thus, people who live in housing projects often sit out front to keep cool. This slur originated in the 60's and 70's.
Yellow Asians Skin color (as compared to Caucasians).
Yellow Cab Japanese Japanese women who only date non-Japanese.
Yellow Devil Asians Common name used by American servicemen to describe the Japanese. Play on "White Devil"
Yellow Monkey Asians Skin Color as well as referring to the Asian race as monkeys, from Vietnam.
Yelvis Asians Yellow Elvis. Asians with pompadours. Plural: Yelvi.
Yen Blacks Yellow Eyed Nigger. These are Blacks, usually male, that due to a life of hard substance abuse have the whites of their eyes turn a hepatitis yellow.
Yenta Jews Know-it-all Jewish women. Not really a slur.
Yerd Spanish From Spaniards
Yid/Yid-Lid Jews Yid = Yiddish, lid = Yarmulke.
Yigger Asians Yellow nigger.
Yo Boy/Girl Whites White person who tries to act black.
Yo Yo Blacks "Yo Yo's hang from strings."
Yoko Japanese Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles.
Yolk Asians Egg yolks are yellow.
Yom Blacks In Brooklyn is short for melanzane.
Yugo Yugoslavs Self-explanatory (and because they can't make a car).
Zambo Mixed Races Indian/African mix.
Zebra Mixed Races Black/White mix. Relates the colors of a person's parents to the colors of a zebra's stripes.
Zeeb Whites An alternate usage for the word wigger.
Zip Italians Commonly used in the NY construction industry to describe Immigrant Italian laborers either in the Bricklayer or Concrete Mason trade. They are notoriously hard workers rarely stopping for a break and always "zipping" around the jobsite. They generally have a poor command of the English language.
Zip Coon Blacks Black stereotypical character from Antebellum South.
Zipperhead Asians Coined by US soldiers during Korean War. Also used in the film Full Metal Jacket. Two possible reasons: 1) if Asians were shot in the head with high-powered weapons, their heads would split as if you unzipped them or 2) many times the Asians would be run over by military Jeeps, which left tire tracks on them that resembled zippers.

As borrowed from the "Racial Slur Database"
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