golliwog Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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golliwognoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɒl.ɪ.wɒɡ/  us   /ˈɡɑː.lɪ.wɑːɡ/ (also golly) UK old-fashioned
a child's ​toy made of ​softmaterial, in the ​form of a ​small man with a ​blackface and ​stiffblackhair, now often ​consideredoffensive to ​blackpeople
(Definition of golliwog from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “golliwog”
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑脸黑色硬发的布娃娃…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑臉黑色硬頭髮的布娃娃…
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