1838, in the meaning defined above
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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