pollywog

noun
pol·​ly·​wog | \ˈpä-lē-ˌwäg, -ˌwȯg\
variants: or polliwog

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First Known Use of pollywog

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pollywog

alteration of Middle English polwygle, probably from pol poll + wiglen to wiggle

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pollywog

noun
pol·​ly·​wog
variants: or polliwog \ˈpä-​lē-​ˌwäg \

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