wog

[ wog ]
/ wɒg /

noun Chiefly British Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to any nonwhite person, especially a dark-skinned native of the Middle East or Southeast Asia.

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Origin of wog

First recorded in 1925–30; perhaps shortening of golliwogg

OTHER WORDS FROM wog

woggish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wog (1 of 2)

wog1
/ (wɒɡ) /

noun

British slang, derogatory a foreigner, esp one who is not White

Word Origin for wog

probably from golliwog

British Dictionary definitions for wog (2 of 2)

wog2
/ (wɒɡ) /

noun

slang, mainly Australian influenza or any similar illness

Word Origin for wog

C20: of unknown origin
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