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golliwogg

[gol-ee-wog] /ˈgɒl iˌwɒg/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a grotesque black doll.
2.
a grotesque person.
Also, golliwog.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; after the name of a doll in an illustrated series of children's books by Bertha Upton (died 1912), U.S. writer, and Florence Upton (died 1922), illustrator
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British Dictionary definitions for golliwog

golliwog

/ˈɡɒlɪˌwɒɡ/
noun
1.
a soft doll with a black face, usually made of cloth or rags
Word Origin
C19: from the name of a doll character in children's books by Bertha Upton (died 1912), US writer, and Florence Upton (died 1922), US illustrator
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Word Origin and History for golliwog
n.

"grotesque blackface doll," 1895, coined by English children's book author and illustrator Florence K. Upton (1873-1922), perhaps from golly + polliwog.

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