golliwog

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noun gol·li·wog \ˈgä-lē-ˌwäg\
variants: or less commonly

gollywog

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golliwogg

Definition of golliwog

  1. 1 :  a grotesque black doll

  2. 2 :  a person resembling a golliwog

Origin and Etymology of golliwog

Golliwogg, an animated doll in children's fiction by Bertha Upton †1912 American writer


First Known Use: 1895

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