Meaning: an offensive, derogatory term for a person whose skin colour is not white
- I was very embarrassed when my grandfather asked my wife, "What part of the empire do those wogs next door come from?"
- After my daughter told me that some of the white kids at her school had called her a wog, I went to see the school's principal.
Origin: This is a very offensive derogatory term only used by racists. It may have originated from "golliwog", meaning a soft doll with a black face and colourful clothes that was meant to resemble an African-American child.
Warning! This is very bad language. If you are a non-native speaker, you are advised not to use it. (You could cause resentment or anger if you use it inappropriately.)
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
A little boy was teased and hit and called a "dirty little wog" at his new school because he had
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Contributor: Matt Errey