Definition of Pollywog

1. Noun. A larval frog or toad.

Exact synonyms: Polliwog, Tadpole
Group relationships: Amphibia, Class Amphibia
Generic synonyms: Larva



Definition of Pollywog

1. n. A polliwig.

Definition of Pollywog

1. Noun. (zoology) A polliwog. ¹

2. Noun. (sailing slang) A sailor who has not yet crossed the equator. ¹

3. Noun. (NZ slang ethnic slur offensive) A person of Polynesian (usually Samoan) descent (Poly + wog). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pollywog

1. polliwog [n -S] - See also: polliwog

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pollywog

polluting
pollutingly
pollutionist
pollutionless
pollutions
pollutive
pollux
polly
polly fish
pollyannaish
pollyfish
pollyspeak
pollywig
pollywigs
pollywog (current term)
pollywogs
polnoglasie
polo
polo-neck
polo-neck collar
polo-necks
polo ball
polo mallet
polo neck
polo necks
polo pony
polo shirt
polo shirts
polo stick

Literary usage of Pollywog

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1. Cap and Gown: Third Series by R. L. Paget, John Erskine (1902)
"... As happy as he well could be, A pollywog did dwell. He played with minnows all day long, And thought he was a fish, Until he saw a small boy swim; ..."

2. Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America Southwest Society, Sequoya League (1908)
"Girls might come into his life, and girls might go; but could he ever forget Aunt Zenia, who had made fudge for him and for pollywog in the dear old days at ..."

3. The Nursery (1869)
"The pollywog does not stay a pollywog long. By and by, a front leg appears on one side of the pollywog • and then he cannot steer straight, ..."

4. My Diary in America in the Midst of War by George Augustus Sala (1865)
"Put how long does it take to transform the zealous denouncer of abuses into the office-holding "pollywog"? Not long, I am afraid. END OF VOL. ..."

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