golliwogg

golliwogg

[gol-ee-wog]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a grotesque black doll.
2.
a grotesque person.
Also, golliwog.


Origin:
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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golliwog or golliwogg (ˈɡɒlɪˌwɒɡ)
 
n
a soft doll with a black face, usually made of cloth or rags
 
[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]
 
golliwogg or golliwogg
 
n
 
[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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