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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. (context, US, slang, pejorative) A person of Italian descent.
Etymology: Probably originates from the word compare (or the (Scn.) cognate, cumpari, both akin to Spanish compadre), used in southern Italy abbreviated in cumpí and literally means "friend". To an English-speaking ear, the unaspirated stops of Italian are interpreted as voiced stops, yielding "goombah."


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