A British Coin, made from Gold exported from Guinea in Africa.

A Guinea is still used in British Horse Racing, and is of the value of one pound and five pence.

The word Guinea is associated with the coin/currency unit in the UK rather than as a reference to Italians.
There are numerous horse races such as the 2000 Guineas.

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"Guinea" is an American slang term for an Italian.
At the time of massive Italian immigration to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centurys, most Americans lived on farms, and used a large fowl called a Guinea to keep the garden and lawns free of bugs and ticks, which they ate in great numbers.
A flock of Guineas "spoke" in a rapid, excited manner, and the newly arrived Italian immigrants spoke in a fast emotional manner that reminded the Americans of the sound that a Guinea fowl made, so the newcomers were soon dubbed "Guineas" by the local people.
(Son to Father) "Hey Pa, them I-talians sure do talk funny!"
(Father to Son) "That's rightly so boy, they strut around and babble like a gaggle of Guineas!"
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a racial slur used on sicilian a race with curly hair ,facial features that closely resembale blacks , and can grow an afro on thiere chins ( the chin fro ), this racial slur is like callin a sicilian a nigger , its origan comes from the fact sicilians mined the gold out of new guinea.
1 you damn guinea you ruined the italian blood line .2 you guineas are the lowest form of life , 3 if sicilians were white we'd be called honkeys not guineas 4 you damn sicilians your a guinea , a wop and cause you got black in you your a nigger . damn guinea ruines the italian name
by ADAM NICOLIA May 06, 2008

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Italians; pejorative slang term
We'll push the Guineas out.
The Domos will work for us.
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Usually seen at the Jersey shore in a wife-beater, gold chains, and a blowout hair cut. Often found reeking of cologne. Also retain a lot of Italian pride for no good reason except that their great grandfather's uncle was born in Italy. Also can be referred to as Guido,wop,dego, Tony Pepperoni etc.
Look at that guinea piece of shit over there.
by Tony Pepperoni June 21, 2006

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To be sure, guinea is a pejorative, racist term for a person of Italian descent. I'm just surprised no one has hit upon my understanding of the word's origin, and therefore, correct shade of meaning. I don't know for certain, but I'd be willing to bet on the guinea fowl, which is:
- a traditional favorite of Italian chefs
- therefore, like its chicken cousins, often raised at the chef's home in a backyard pen, even as late as the mid 20th century
- a visually striking animal, described by my wife the first time she ever saw them as "Alice in Wonderland birds."
- prone to a God-awful racket when so much as gazed at crossly
- capable of frightening young children and the elderly
Little Timmy from down the street has been missing for over two weeks now. Local police suspect he was taken by a roving rogue band of aggressive guinea fowl with a taste for human flesh. The police found his little book sack riddled with bloody peck marks.
by Dave Barnes2 March 01, 2008

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a racial slur used on sicilian a race with curly hair ,facial features that closely resembale blacks , and can grow an afro on thiere chins ( the chin fro ), this racial slur is like callin a sicilian a nigger , its origan comes from the fact sicilians mined the gold out of new guinea.
1 you damn guinea you ruined the italian blood line .2 you guineas are the lowest form of life , 3 if sicilians were white we'd be called honkeys not guineas 4 you damn sicilians your a guinea , a wop and cause you got black in you your a nigger . damn guinea ruines the italian name
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