wog

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Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps an abbreviation of golliwog.

The claim that it is an acronym for Westernised Oriental gentleman is demonstrably false, as this etymology does not seem to occur before the 1960’s although the term had been in use for over a hundred years at that point.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. (UK, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) Any dark-skinned person. Most commonly used to refer to people of Indian, North African, Mediterranean, or Middle Eastern ancestry.
  2. (Australia, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Southern European, Mediterranean (especially Italian, Croatian, Lebanese, Greek, Serbian, Macedonian and Bosnian people).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of polliwog.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. Abbreviation of polliwog
  2. (nautical, slang) Short for pollywog, or a sailor who has never crossed the Equator. Often referred to as either filthy, slimy, or even dirty wogs

Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. (Australia slang) A minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite.

Etymology 4[edit]

Initialism, coined by L. Ron Hubbard.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. (Scientology) an acronym for "Without Goals", i.e. a person who is not a Scientologist.

Etymology 5[edit]

Initialism.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. (piping/valves) WOG = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.

Etymology 6[edit]

Unknown.

Verb[edit]

wog (third-person singular simple present wogs, present participle wogging, simple past and past participle wogged)

  1. (slang) To steal.
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wog

  1. First-person singular preterite of wiegen.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of wiegen.