what is difference between golliwog and golliwogg
- golliwogg (original spelling, dropped within nine years of publication)
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’.
golliwog (plural golliwogs)
- A rag doll or mascot in the form of a caricature of a black minstrel.
- (dated, racist, offensive) A black person.
- (Australia) A hairy caterpillar. [From 1920.]
- A receiver of stolen goods. [From ca 1930.]
- (rhyming slang as “the golliwogs”) Greyhound racing: the jolly dogs.
- 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
The original spelling in 1895 had the double g.
golliwogg (plural golliwoggs)
- Alternative spelling of golliwog