golliwog
also gollywog or golliwogg noun Etymology: Golliwogg, an animated doll in children's fiction by Bertha Upton died 1912 American writer Date: 1895 1. a grotesque black doll 2. a person resembling a golliwog

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  • golliwog — or golliwogg [gäl′ē wôg΄, gäl′ēwäg΄] n. 〚arbitrary formation, ? after POLLIWOG〛 1. a grotesque black doll used in illustrations by Florence K. Upton (died 1922) for a series of children s books 2. a grotesque person * * * gol·li·wog or… …   Universalium

  • golliwog — grotesque blackface doll, 1895, coined by English children s book author and illustrator Florence K. Upton (1873 1922), perhaps from GOLLY (Cf. golly) + POLLIWOG (Cf. polliwog) …   Etymology dictionary

  • golliwog — ► NOUN ▪ a soft doll with a black face and fuzzy hair. ORIGIN from Golliwogg, the name of a doll character in books by the US writer Bertha Upton (died 1912) …   English terms dictionary

  • golliwog — or golliwogg [gäl′ē wôg΄, gäl′ēwäg΄] n. [arbitrary formation, ? after POLLIWOG] 1. a grotesque black doll used in illustrations by Florence K. Upton (died 1922) for a series of children s books 2. a grotesque person …   English World dictionary

  • Golliwog — Uptons Golliwog, publiziert 1895. Golliwog (auch: Golliwogg) ist eine Kinderbuchfigur der britischen Illustratorin Florence Upton mit schwarz gefärbtem Gesicht und schwarzen abstehenden Haaren. In Uptons Buch The Adventures of two Dutch Dolls and …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • golliwog — [19] It was Florence Upton (1873– 1922), an American born illustrator and writer of children’s books, who dreamed up the blackfaced male doll we now know as the golliwog. It first appeared in the story The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls – and a… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • golliwog — [19] It was Florence Upton (1873– 1922), an American born illustrator and writer of children’s books, who dreamed up the blackfaced male doll we now know as the golliwog. It first appeared in the story The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls – and a… …   Word origins

  • golliwog — UK [ˈɡɒlɪˌwɒɡ] / US [ˈɡɑlɪˌwɑɡ] noun [countable] Word forms golliwog : singular golliwog plural golliwogs a child s toy that looks like a small man with a black face and black hair. Golliwogs are no longer produced because they are considered… …   English dictionary

  • golliwog — gol·li·wog || gÉ‘lɪwÉ‘g / gÉ’lɪwÉ’g n. (Offensive term) grotesque cotton doll in the form of a black man with stiff black hair (relatively unknown in the U.S.A); black faced African caricature that was created in the late 1800 s; person that… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • golliwog — noun a) A rag doll or mascot in the form of a caricature of a black minstrel. b) A black person …   Wiktionary

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