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n. Chiefly British Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of color, especially a person from northern Africa or western or southern Asia.
[Probably short for golliwog.]
(Sociology) slang derogatory Brit a foreigner, esp one who is not White
[probably from golliwog]
(Pathology) slang chiefly Austral influenza or any similar illness
[C20: of unknown origin]
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.—n.
Brit. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a foreigner, esp. a native of a Mediterranean or SW Asian country.)
[1925–30; of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||wog - (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom