Italian ...1544 obs. rare
from Latin Italus (Italian) + -ish
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1544 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Polydorus Vergilius, a collector sometime in England of the pope's Peter Pence, and afterward archdeacon of Wells, hath in this point deformed his writings greatly, polluting our English Chronicles most shamefully with his Romish lies and other Italish Beggarys..."
From: Select Works of John Bale
A Brief Chronicle concerning the Examination and Death of the Blessed Martyr of Christ, Sir John Oldcastle, The Lord Cobham
- John Bale