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golliwogg

or golliwog

[gol-ee-wog] /ˈgɒl iˌwɒg/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a grotesque black doll.
2.
a grotesque person.
Origin of golliwogg
1890-1895
First recorded in 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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