wogs

wog

[wog]
noun Chiefly British Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
any nonwhite, especially a dark-skinned native of the Middle East or Southeast Asia.

Origin:
1925–30; perhaps shortening of golliwogg

woggish, adjective
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wog1 (wɒɡ)
 
n
slang, derogatory (Brit) a foreigner, esp one who is not White
 
[probably from golliwog]

wog2 (wɒɡ)
 
n
slang chiefly (Austral) influenza or any similar illness
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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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.
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