Wog meaning

wŏg
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(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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(piping/valves) WOG = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.
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Abbreviation of polliwog.
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(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.
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(Australia slang) A minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite.
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(Scientology) An acronym for "Without Goals", i.e. a person who is not a Scientologist.
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(slang) To steal.
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(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.
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Used as a disparaging term for a person of color, especially a person from northern Africa or western or southern Asia.
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A nonwhite person, esp. a dark-skinned person, as one who is Arab or black.
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Origin of wog

  • Probably short for golliwog

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps an abbreviation of golliwog.

    From Wiktionary

  • Initialism, coined by L. Ron Hubbard.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of polliwog.

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown.

    From Wiktionary