- a tadpole.
Origin of polliwog
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The chatter of society has succeeded that of the goose and the polliwog.'Charge It'
Old forms of polliwog are pollywig, polewiggle, and 242 pollwiggle.The Log of the Sun
The result was one of those quick india-rubber scuffles fearful to behold, but delightful to human nature in its polliwog state.
The result was one of those quick India-rubber scuffles fearful to behold but delightful to human nature in its polliwog state.
C15 polwygle; see poll, wiggle
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Word Origin and History for polliwog
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