AskDefine | Define polliwog

Dictionary Definition

polliwog n : a larval frog or toad [syn: tadpole, pollywog]

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English

Etymology

From polwigge; polwygle: poll + wiggle.

Noun

polliwog
  1. (and dialectical) A tadpole.

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Extensive Definition

A pollywog is:
  • in zoology, a Tadpole (amphibious offspring, not yet in adult form)
  • the term for a (military or commercial) sailor who has not participated in the ritual initiation when crossing the equator for the first time
  • the name of a local road in Glades County Florida that connects to SR 29
  • a character of the same name featured in the children's television series Gullah Gullah Island

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