wog

noun
\ ˈwäg How to pronounce wog (audio) , ˈwȯg\

Definition of wog

chiefly British, offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a dark-skinned foreigner and especially for one from the Middle East or Far East

First Known Use of wog

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wog

perhaps short for golliwog

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The first known use of wog was circa 1929

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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