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gol·li·wogor gol·li·wogg (gŏl′ē-wŏg′)
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.]
or gol•li•wog(ˈgɒl iˌwɒg)
n. (sometimes cap.)
1. a grotesque black doll.
2. a grotesque person.
[1890–95; after the name of a doll in an illustrated series of children's books by Bertha Upton (d. 1912), U.S. writer, and Florence Upton (d. 1922), illustrator]