ˈwäg How to pronounce wog (audio)
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


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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“Wog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wog. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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