wog

[wog]
noun Chiefly British Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to any nonwhite person, especially a dark-skinned native of the Middle East or Southeast Asia.

Origin of wog

First recorded in 1925–30; perhaps shortening of golliwogg
Related formswog·gish, adjective
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Examples from the Web for wog

Historical Examples of wog

  • "You must never ask for it, my darling girl," Wog had said quickly.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • Upon the piano—it was Wog's piano now, a present from Rita—was a massive photograph frame of silver.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • These kindly memories of this great day passed in reverie through the tear-charged heart of Wog.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • Rita, in her new-found love, her legitimate love, had never mentioned the poet to Wog.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • I am going to marry Dicker to-morrow morning, and by the time you see this—Wog will send it—I shall be married.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull


British Dictionary definitions for wog

wog

1
noun
  1. British slang, derogatory a foreigner, esp one who is not White

Word Origin for wog

probably from golliwog

wog

2
noun
  1. slang, mainly Australian influenza or any similar illness

Word Origin for wog

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for wog
n.

c.1920, "a lower-class babu shipping clerk" [Partridge]; later World War II British armed forces slang for "native of India" (especially as a servant or laborer), possibly shortened from golliwog. Many acronym origins have been proposed, none found satisfactory.

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