pollywog
or polliwog noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English polwygle, probably from pol poll + wiglen to wiggle Date: 1838 tadpole

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  • Pollywog — Pol ly*wog, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A polliwig. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pollywog — /pol ee wog /, n. polliwog. * * * …   Universalium

  • pollywog — noun a) A polliwig. b) A sailor who has not yet crossed the equator …   Wiktionary

  • pollywog — pol|ly|wog [ pali,wag ] another spelling of polliwog …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pollywog — n. polliwog, tadpole, frog or toad in the larval stage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pollywog — noun variant spelling of polliwog …   English new terms dictionary

  • pollywog — /ˈpɒliwɒg/ (say poleewog) noun → tadpole. Also, polliwog …   Australian English dictionary

  • pollywog — var. of POLLIWOG …   Useful english dictionary

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  • polliwog pollywog — noun (C) AmE a tadpole …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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