wog

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

  • Perhaps an abbreviation of golliwog, which was first used the name of a black-faced doll in Bertha Upton’s 1895 book The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwog.
  • A variety of folk etymologies exist, with the most common claiming that the word is an acronym for one of either westernized, worthy, wily, or wonderful preceding “Oriental gentlemen”.
  • Another claim is that it was used in the mid 1800s, with WOGS (meaning Working On Government Service) stencilled on the shirts of Indian workers in Egypt.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. (Britain, 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, or Middle Eastern ancestry.
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  • (person of Italian descent): dago
  • (person of Italian descent): Eyetie
  • (person of Italian descent): goombah
  • (person of Italian descent): greaseball
  • (person of Italian descent): guido
  • (person of Italian descent): guinea
  • (person of Italian descent): wop

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of polliwog.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. Abbreviation of polliwog.
  2. (nautical, slang) A pollywog, or 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 bug, an insect.
  2. (Australia slang) A minor illness caused by bacteria, virus, intestinal parasite, etc.

Etymology 4[edit]

Following the usage of L. Ron Hubbard, who held that wog was originally an acronym of Worthy Oriental Gentleman, but employed it in the specific sense of 'common ordinary run-of-the-mill garden-variety humanoid'.

Noun[edit]

wog (plural wogs)

  1. (Scientology) 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.
  3. First-person singular preterite of wägen.
  4. Third-person singular preterite of wägen.