- a grotesque black doll.
- a grotesque person.
Origin of golliwogg
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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Children will like the funny, brightly colored pictures in this large oblong book, and will be fascinated by the Golliwogg.A Mother's List of Books for Children
Gertrude Weld Arnold