[ gol-ee-wog ]
/ ˈgɒl iˌwɒg /
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a grotesque black doll.
a grotesque person.
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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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Example sentences from the Web for golliwogg
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