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Noun golliwog has 1 sense
  1. golliwog, golliwogg - a grotesque black doll
    --1 is a kind of doll, dolly

Definitions from the Web


Noun: A dated term referring to a rag doll characterized by black skin, distinct hair, and bright clothing. Originally popularized as a children's toy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sense: The term can also be used in a derogatory manner to describe a black person, perpetuating racial stereotypes. However, this usage is highly offensive and considered racially insensitive.

Example sentences:

  1. My grandmother still has her collection of golliwog dolls from her childhood.
  2. "Golliwog" is a term that should never be used, as it perpetuates harmful stereotypes and promotes racism.

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