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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.]
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.golliwog - a grotesque black doll
doll, dolly - a small replica of a person; used as a toy
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Translations

golliwog

[ˈgɒlɪwɒg] N (Brit) → muñeco m negrito
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golliwog

nNegerpuppe f (neg!); to look like a golliwogeine Negerkrause haben (neg!)
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