Gorilla HeadWhitesPopular 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/GoyimWhitesTerm used in Jewish religious books such as the Talmud when referring to white gentiles.
Grape-StomperItalians & FrenchThey make wine.
Grease Ball/BagGreeks/Italians/MexicansPossibly because of the grease they sometimes put in their hair or because of the types of food they make.
GreezerGreeksPlay on word.
GreyWhitesA white that tries to act black (white & black mix = grey). See: Wigger.
Greyboy/girlWhitesSee: Grey.
Gringo/aWhitesThis 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).
Groundskeeper WillieScottishFrom the Scottish character in 'The Simpsons'.
GuerroWhitesUsed by Mexican-Americans.
GuidoItaliansCommon male Italian name.
GuineaItaliansPronounced "gi-nee." The Guinea is Italian money. Probably originated from Italian immigrants in New York who when working on the original subway system and were paid in "guineas."
Gwailo/GweiloWhitesCantonese term to refer to any Western person. Also means 'White ghost' Gwai=ghost, lo=man.
GwatCentral AmericansShort for Guatamalan.
HabibiArabsTranslates in Arabic to "Beloved". Technically a term of affection but still sounds funny.
HadjiIndiansReference to a youthful East Indian side-kick character named Hadji from the '70s Saturday-morning cartoon, "Johnny Quest."
Hagwei/HayquayBlacksChinese origin showing dislike or hatred of Blacks or African Americans. Means 'black devil, or 'demon.'
Half Baked/BreedMixed RacesUsually a mix of black/white.
HalfricanMixed RacesCombination of 'half' and 'African' to represent a person that is half African.
HaoleWhitesPronounced "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.
Harbor-BomberJapaneseThe Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, which caused the US to enter World War II.
HarpIrishPerhaps derived from the fact that Harp Ale is brewed in Ireland or that the Harp is popular instrument amongst the Irish.
Hay SeedWhitesSlang term for country-farmer-type whites (or all whites in general).
HebeJewsShort for Hebrew.
HebroJewsBlack Jews. Combination of "Hebrew" and "bro"
HeineeGermansPossibly from the root name, "Hein," plus something, like "Heinrich" or "Heineken".
HermGermansHerman the German - self-explanatory.
HickWhitesCountry dweller, rustic farmer, unsophisticated tourist. The whites that live in the country.
High YellowMixed RacesLight Skinned Blacks. Derivative of "Hello" and "Hey, yellow" referenced to African Americans of light complexion.
HillbillyWhitesRedneck, Hick and Hillbilly are all used as derogatory terms for whites.
Homey/HomieBlacksSynonymous with friend in the black community, used by other races to poke fun at that.
Honky/HonkieWhitesPossibly 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)AsiansAsians hailing from Hong Kong.
HooknoseJewsIn recognition of a common Hebrew facial characteristic.
HoosersCanadiansPronounced "Hoser." On the Canadian TV show SCTV, "Bob and Doug Mckenzie" always called each other Hoosers.
HoosierWhitesRednecks, trailer park trash
Hot Dog EaterAmericansUsed by Canadians, referring to American tourists who eat a lot of hot dogs.
Hot FooterHispanicsOnes that can't swim across the border. See: Wet-Back.
Hucka-luckaArabsDerived from the sound of them speaking (as heard by a dumb American).
HunGermansA person who is wantonly destructive :VANDAL b usually disparaging : GERMAN; especially : a German soldier
HymieJewsJesse Jackson once referred to New York City as "Hymie-town" (which got him in a lot of trouble).
Ice NiggerCanadiansCanadian Blacks. It's cold in Canada. Coined by comedian Scott Thompson from the Kids in the Hall.
Ikey-MoJewsAbbreviation of "Isaac Moses".
InjunIndiansPioneer related term dates back to the 19th century during the Western Expansion. Probably comes from country people who could not pronounce the word correctly.
J.A.P.JewsStands for "Jewish-American Princess", refers to Jewish children. They are known to usually be spoiled rotten.
JaboneeItaliansWhat 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.
JackamammyBlacksCombination of 'jack rabbit' and 'Aunt Jamima.' People have said that jack rabbits looked like 'lynched' black people.
JandelPolynesiansBecause most Polynesians wear jandels.
JapJapaneseShort for Japanese.
Jar JarBlacksIn 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 BoyAsiansComes from Jaundice (Hepatitis), which turns your skin yellow.
JerryGermansDerivative of German? Used in many WWI movies.
Jesus KillerJewsChristians in the times of WWII when the Jews were most hated used this slur as a reason to hate Jews.
JewJewsShort for Jewish. Not really a slur but could be if you say it the right way.
Jew KillerGermansReference to the Holocaust.
Jew-BagJewsReference to being cheap.
JewletJewsFemale Teenage Jews. Heard frequently in NY.
JewxicanMixed RacesHalf Jew/Half Mexican.
JigabooBlacks 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."
JoeAmericansWere referred to as "G.I. Joe" in World War II.
Jr. MintBlacksWhite on inside, black on outside.
Jungle BunnyBlacksJungle is referred to their jungle origins and bunny is referred to some people saying that jack rabbits looked like 'lynched' black people.
KaaskopDutchDutch for "cheese head".
KabloonukWhitesInuit (Eskimo) word for any non-Inuit. Literal translation means "person with bushy eyebrows."
KaffirBlacksAfrikaaner word for blacks, very derogatory. Made popular by Lethal Weapon 2.
KafirNon-ArabsKafir 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.
KalaBlacksIndian word for the color black. Used by Indians as a slur for black people.
KatzenfresserItaliansGerman slur meaning "cat eater".
KikeJewsOriginates 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.
KingfishBlacksFrom Amos & Andy. Usually in reference to a poor, older black man.
KiwiNew ZealandersThe native bird is the Kiwi. Not necessarily a slur to New Zealanders.
Knuckle-DraggerBlacksOften believed that black people have longer arms than other races and therefore their knuckles would drag.
KokujinBlacksJapanese term for Blacks or anyone of African descent.
KrautGermansShort for sauerkraut, a popular German food.
Kung-fuChineseChinese delivery person, mainly 'Is that Kung-Fu with my Lo Mein?"
Kunta/Kunta KinteBlacksFrom Kunta Kinte in the book/movie "Roots."
KuromboBlacksUsed in Japan; considered very derogatory. Comes from "kuro" (=black color) and "bo" (casual suffix meaning young man).
LatrinoHispanicsCombination of "Latino" and "Latrine."
Leb/LebboLebanesePretty Self-explanatory. Used a lot in Australia where there was a large arrival of Lebanese immigrants in the mid 80's.
LeftyArabsThieves in the Arab countries get their hand chopped off.
LemonheadAsiansSkin color.
LeprechaunIrishFrom 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.
LimeyBritishThe British sailors ate a lot of limes to prevent scurvy (18th and 19th centuries). Limey implies lime-eaters.
Lincoln's MistakeBlackHe let them free.
LuciusBlacksCommonly 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.)
MacaroniItaliansDietary related.
MandinkaBlacksReference to the motion picture "Roots": A Mandinka warrior was a 'Big Black Buck'.
Maple Leaf NiggerCanadiansTheir flag has a maple leaf on it.
MassaWhitesBlack Southern speech. The Negro slaves addressed their Masters in this way.
Meat PieAsians"Yellow on the outside, black on the inside."
MelanzanaBlacksItalian for "eggplant" - very dark black people have a purplish tint to their skin, so does eggplant.
MellanoidBlacksDictionary: one having dark pigmentation.
MestizoHispanicsSpecifically, Spanish/Indian mixed breed. Not polite, but not taboo either. Possibly originating from 'maize' implying "corn eaters"?
MexijewMixed RacesHalf Jew, half Mexican.
Mic/MickIrishMany Irish surnames begin with "Mc" or "Mac." Irish are also named after the famed Michael Collins, making Michael (Mick) a very common name. Not as derogatory as Paddy.
MichelliWhitesCommonly used to refer to Whites living in southern United States.
MockeyJewsAndrew Dice Clay among others have used it.
Mof/MoffenGermansUsed by the Dutch in the 2nd World War.
MojoHispanicsNormally 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.
MokeHawaiiansRefers to how locals in Hawaii are big/fat/dumb. Used by locals similar to how blacks use "nigger."
MonkeyboyBlacksPeople once believed, because of their high cranium, blacks were close cousins to primates.
Mook?? Means "an ineffectual, foolish, or contemptible person."
MooliachiBlacksFemale version of Mooley. Used in The Godfather.
MoolieBlacksShortened from Melanzane, meaning "eggplant" in Italian. Eggplants have black skin.
Moon CricketBlacksPossibly derived from the "MC" often used after many black nicknames.
Moon Cricket (2)WhitesThe 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.
MoorBlacksFor 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".
MoosefuckerCanadiansTom Green, a Canadian, mocked sexual contact with a moose on his television show.
MouseWhitesUsed by Blacks to refer to nervous ("shook") white people walking through the ghetto.
Mud PeopleBlacksSentiment that only W.A.S.P.S. 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 SharkWhitesWhite girls who date black men.
MullatoeMixed RacesThe Spanish "Mullato" translates to "like a mule." Usually denotes a Black/White mixed child, but could refer to any mixed breed.
MungVietnameseVietnamese 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.
MuttMixed RacesThe regular use of 'mutt' refers to dogs of mixed breed.
NachoMexicansBased on the popular snack.
Nappy HeadBlacksRefers to hair type.
Narrow BackIrishHeard 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.
NeecheeNative AmericansLove of Lychee fruit.
NetheadMexicansChicano slur used in L.A. From Mexican boys wearing thin nets to cover their hair.
NewfieCanadiansNewfoundlanders. Some of the people from Newfoundland are considered to be less intelligent.
Ni-niBlacksUsed instead of "nigger" in potentially sensitive company, to avoid being overheard, or to appear politically correct.
Nickel NoseJewsMoney and Facial characteristic.
Nig-nogBlacksUsed in England. Probably from the Dutch "niknok" (=nigger) by way of South Africa.
NiggerBlacksMost 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.
NiggeretteBlacksBlack women. Adapted from: Nigger, See: Nigger.
NiggeroidBlacksUsually light skinned mixed breed black and any other race.
NiggletBlacksBlack children. Adapted from: Nigger, See: Nigger.
NiknokBlacksDutch version of Nigger.
NikonAsiansPopular brand of camera. Asian tourists are known to take a lot of photographs.
NinjaBlacksNinjas wear black clothing.
NinkyMixed RacesBlack/White mix. See Carlton or Zebra. It can be both.
NipJapaneseShort for Nippon meaning "Japan".
NuprinAsians"Little, yellow, different."
NurpleBlacksAfrican Blacks, specifically. "So black they appear purple."
OcnodArabsA bastardization of Achnad, a common Arab name.
OfayWhitesPig Latin for "foe" - opposite of "friend." Used to be popular with political types who were down with their "African Roots."
Orange PickerMexicansFrom all the Mexicans that work in the agriculture industry in California.
OreoBlacksA black person who acts white. Black on the outside, white on the inside.. or a person who is of both black and white descent. Thus, they are both black and white e.g. an Oreo.
OrlandoBlacksUsed by other black people to refer to the 'old-school' blacks who do not keep current with the 'gansta' styles of music or clothing.
Oven DwellersJewsWorld War II reference.
PakiPakistanisShort for Pakistani.
PalefaceWhitesSkin pigmentation.
PancakeAsiansFacial characteristics.
PanheadAsiansFacial characteristics.
PatelIndiansMeans "Innkeeper" or "Motel Owner". Pal is a name of rich, land owning Indians. It means land owner. It's a slur because only the rich Indians would come to western countries years ago, a flood of patels.
Patty/PaddyIrishDerogatory slur word for Irish people. Used mainly in Britain. Similar negativity connotations as "nigger". Comes from St. Patrick.
PeckerwoodWhitesOriginated in the South (pre-Civil War by the slaves). Comes from red-necked woodpecker. See: Redneck
Penny ChaserJewsThe old "Jews are cheap" thing.
PepperbellyMexicainsThey eat a lot of peppers
PickaninnyBlacksFrom the days of slavery. Two 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."
PinewoodWhitesPine being a whiter colored wood than most.
PinkoRussiansOriginally referred to Communist sympathizers - later as a general slur against all Leftists, including Communist Party members. Now pretty much synonymous with Russians/Communists.
Pinky PoopsMixed RacesVietnamese/Black Mix. For when Black soldiers had kids with Vietnamese women.
PintoMixed RacesRefers to mixed race white and Native American. Pinto horses are white and brown.
PizzaJewsBoth go in the oven.
PogeysImmigrantsRefers to unemployment insurance, or any government check, which immigrants usually get.
PohmBritish"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.
Point-Six (.6)BlacksReference 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)
PolaricanMixed RacesPolish + Puero Rican.
PolockPolishPolish pronunciation of "Polish."
PomBritishUsed by Australians. It's the acronym of "Port of Melbourne", the port where British immigrants landed in the colonization of Australia.
PooBlacksPoo-Poo (Feces are black or brown in color.)
Porch-MonkeyBlacksPresumably referring to when blacks would sit on their porches to cool themselves off, not being as fortunate as whites, who had fans.
Pork-chopPortugueseSounds similar.
PortageePortugueseCommon term for those of Portuguese origin of someone who talks a lot.
PowderWhitesSkin color. Might be from the albino guy in the movie Powder.