golliwog

golliwogg

/ (ˈɡɒlɪˌwɒɡ) /

noun

a soft doll with a black face, usually made of cloth or rags

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Word Origin for golliwog

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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