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[pol-ee-wog] /ˈpɒl iˌwɒg/

a tadpole.
(Brit, dialect, US & Canadian) another name for tadpole
(informal) a sailor who has not crossed the equator Compare shellback

“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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