from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A doll fashioned in grotesque caricature of a Black male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rag doll or mascot in the form of a caricature of a black minstrel.
- n. A black person.
- n. this sense?) (Rhyming slang as "the" golliwogs): greyhound racing
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a grotesque black doll
After Golliwog, a character in books by Florence Upton (died 1922), American illustrator.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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’. (Wiktionary)