Definition of polliwog noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

polliwog

 noun
(also pollywog)noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɒliwɒɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːliwɑːɡ//
 
(North American English)
 
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= tadpole Word Origin late Middle English (earlier as pollywiggle): from poll in the sense ‘head’ + the verb wiggle.
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