golliwog

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

less commonly

gollywog

or

golliwogg

\ˈgä-lē-ˌwäg\

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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