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.
Racism has never been too far from Stephen's mind, on and off stage, and in Bread And Circuses he'll be musing over the fact that golliwog dolls can still be found on sale in seemingly civilised nations.
By GLYN BELLIS A CARE home manager has been reprimanded over Facebook posts which included a golliwog and calls for a ban on the burka.
They regard it as an assault on their human rights, and there has been talk of a protest march to support the promotion of the golliwog on the grounds that it has long been a part of British culture.
The MP pointed out that Coun Etheridge posed for a photo in 2011 with a golliwog doll , saying at the time that he wanted to have a debate about political correctness.
WHILE on one level it's dispiriting and depressing to see a couple of Glasgow shops selling golliwog dolls, it does at least serve as a stark reminder of the thoughtless, casual racism prevalent during my childhood.
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.