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golliwogg

or gol·li·wog

[ 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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