golliwog

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noun gol·li·wog \ˈgä-lē-ˌwäg\

Definition of golliwog

  1. 1 :  a grotesque black doll

  2. 2 :  a person resembling a golliwog

Variants of golliwog

or less commonly

gollywog

or

golliwogg

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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