pollywog

noun
pol·​ly·​wog | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌwäg How to pronounce pollywog (audio) , -ˌwȯg \
variants: or polliwog

Definition of pollywog

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollywog. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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pollywog

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

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