golliwog vs golliwogg what difference

what is difference between golliwog and golliwogg

English

Alternative forms

  • golliwogg (original spelling, dropped within nine years of publication)

Etymology

Probably a blend of golly +‎ polliwog Coined for the illustrations by Florence Kate Upton for her mother Bertha Upton′s 1895 children′s book, The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls — and a ‘Golliwogg’.

Pronunciation

Noun

golliwog (plural golliwogs)

  1. A rag doll or mascot in the form of a caricature of a black minstrel.
  2. (dated, racist, offensive) A black person.
  3. (Australia) A hairy caterpillar. [From 1920.]
  4. A receiver of stolen goods. [From ca 1930.]
  5. (rhyming slang as “the golliwogs”) Greyhound racing: the jolly dogs.

Related terms

  • wog

Translations

References

  • David Pilgrim, The Golliwog Caricature, 2000 http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/jimcrow/golliwog/
  • Bob Dixon, Racism:  All Things White and Beautiful http://www.peace-workshop.freeuk.com/AllthingsWhiteandBeautiful.htm
  • The Oxford English Dictionary.
  • golliwog at OneLook Dictionary Search



English

Etymology

The original spelling in 1895 had the double g.

Noun

golliwogg (plural golliwoggs)

  1. Alternative spelling of golliwog

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