Wog vs Woo - What's the difference?

wog | woo |


As a noun wog

is (british|slang|pejorative|ethnic slur) any dark-skinned person most commonly used to refer to people of indian, north african, mediterranean, or middle eastern ancestry or wog can be abbreviation of polliwog or wog can be a minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite or wog can be (scientology) an acronym for "without goals", ie a person who is not a scientologist or wog can be wog = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.

As a verb wog

is (slang) to steal.

As a proper noun woo is

a chinese surname.

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wog

English

(wikipedia wog)

Etymology 1

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.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) Any dark-skinned person. Most commonly used to refer to people of Indian, North African, Mediterranean, or Middle Eastern ancestry.
  • (Australia, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Southern European, Mediterranean (especially Italian, Croatian, Lebanese, Greek, Serbian, Macedonian and Bosnian people).
  • Synonyms
    * (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

    Abbreviation of polliwog .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Abbreviation of polliwog
  • (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

    Unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite.
  • Etymology 4

    Initialism, coined by .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scientology) an acronym for "Without Goals", i.e. a person who is not a Scientologist.
  • Etymology 5

    Initialism.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • WOG = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.
  • Etymology 6

    Unknown.

    Verb

  • (slang) To steal.
  • Derived terms
    * woggish English terms with unknown etymologies ----

    woo

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) wowen, .

    Alternative forms

    * wo, wow, wowe (obsolete)

    Verb

  • To endeavor to gain someone's support.
  • (often of a man) To try to persuade someone to marry oneself; to solicit in love.
  • * Prior
  • Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes / The image he himself has wrought.
  • To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
  • * Milton
  • Thee, chantress, oft the woods among / I woo , to hear thy even song.
  • * Bryant
  • I woo the wind / That still delays his coming.
    Synonyms
    * court
    Derived terms
    * woo back

    Etymology 2

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (slang) Expressing joy or mirth; woohoo, yahoo.
  • "I got you a new cell phone." "Woo , that's great!"

    Etymology 3