golliwog


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gol·li·wog

or gol·li·wogg  (gŏl′ē-wŏg′)
n.
A doll fashioned in grotesque caricature of a black male.

[After Golliwog, a doll character in books by Bertha Upton (1849-1912), British-born American author, and her daughter, Florence Upton (1873-1922), American-born British illustrator.]

golliwog

(ˈɡɒlɪˌwɒɡ) or

golliwogg

n
a soft doll with a black face, usually made of cloth or rags
[C19: from the name of a doll character in children's books by Bertha Upton (died 1912), US writer, and Florence Upton (died 1922), US illustrator]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.golliwog - a grotesque black doll
doll, dolly - a small replica of a person; used as a toy
Translations

golliwog

[ˈgɒlɪwɒg] N (Brit) → muñeco m negrito

golliwog

nNegerpuppe f (neg!); to look like a golliwogeine Negerkrause haben (neg!)
References in classic literature ?
He proposed as she was wrapping up the fourth golliwog, and she gave him her heart and the parcel simultaneously.
Wilcox's vitality was low that morning, and it was Margaret who decided on a horse for this little girl, a golliwog for that, for the rector's wife a copper warming-tray.
A FAR-RIGHT BNP splinter group cancelled its Merseyside conference after a Facebook page suggested members wear golliwog fancy dress.
Black history campaigner Chaka Artwell has spoken about his love for the golliwog.
Unsuspecting Mr Nifield said: "I can't believe the vast majority of people would be offended by a golliwog.
Perceived as racist, golliwog dolls fell out of favour towards the end of the 20th century.
However, Clarkson's late parents ignored the protest over the soft toys and blamed a 'muesli-shoed do-gooder' from Islington who had seen a golliwog in a shop window, the Mirror reported.
Our snaps were taken from footage filmed in 2012 at the Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club in Abercynon - the venue racist Christopher Philips was snapped in last March hanging a man-sized golliwog doll while dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
A NEO-Nazi who uploaded footage of himself dancing in a Ku Klux Klan costume and hanging a life-sized golliwog doll has been jailed for a year.
A MIDLAND Ku Klux Klan admirer has defended his mock golliwog hanging stunt as "just a bit of fun".
Summary: A woman who has been charged with racially aggravated harassment after displaying a golliwog in her window has denied the offence.
My store of golliwog fridge magnets has actually now gone up because people have sent them to me.