wog

noun

ˈwäg How to pronounce wog (audio)
ˈwȯg
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

Word History

Etymology

perhaps short for golliwog

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wog was circa 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Wog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wog. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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