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[wog] /wɒg/
noun, Chiefly British Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to any nonwhite, especially a dark-skinned native of the Middle East or Southeast Asia.
Origin of wog
1925-30; perhaps shortening of golliwogg
Related forms
woggish, adjective Unabridged
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  • The "Lulu bird" drooped on its perch and wog was crying quietly by the fire.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • "You must never ask for it, my darling girl," wog had said quickly.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Neither he nor Broadhem smoke, so we had wog and the Bishop to ourselves for half an hour before going to bed.

    Piccadilly Laurence Oliphant
  • These kindly memories of this great day passed in reverie through the tear-charged heart of wog.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Upon the piano—it was wog's piano now, a present from Rita—was a massive photograph frame of silver.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Rita, in her new-found love, her legitimate love, had never mentioned the poet to wog.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • I am going to marry Dicker to-morrow morning, and by the time you see this—wog will send it—I shall be married.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for wog


(Brit, slang, derogatory) a foreigner, esp one who is not White
Word Origin
probably from golliwog


(slang, mainly Austral) influenza or any similar illness
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for wog

c.1920, "a lower-class babu shipping clerk" [Partridge]; later World War II British armed forces slang for "native of India" (especially as a servant or laborer), possibly shortened from golliwog. Many acronym origins have been proposed, none found satisfactory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for wog

wobble weed


angel dust (1970s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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