Pollywog



[pol-ee-wog] /ˈpɒl iˌwɒg/

noun
1.
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[pol-ee-wog] /ˈpɒl iˌwɒg/
noun
1.
a tadpole.
/ˈpɒlɪˌwɒɡ/
noun
1.
(Brit, dialect, US & Canadian) another name for tadpole
2.
(informal) a sailor who has not crossed the equator Compare shellback
n.

“tadpole,” mid-15c., polwygle, probably from pol “head” (see poll (n.)) + wiglen “to wiggle” (see wiggle (v.)). Modern spelling is 1830s, replacing earlier polwigge.

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