Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of polliwog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A polliwog.
  • n. A sailor who has not yet crossed the equator.
  • n. A person of Polynesian (usually Samoan) descent (Poly + wog).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A polliwig.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See polliwog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a larval frog or toad

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Examples

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  • It's pollywog in a bog, swims under soggy logs, one day he'll be a real frog, pollywog in a bog.

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  • At the bottom of the gorge, a small creek trickled down the middle of it, with pollywog-filled water that was mostly runoff from a man-sized pipe that burrowed under the highway at the top of the gorge -- another adventure waiting to happen.

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  • One day, we both aimed for the same frog and pitched over into the pollywog egg soup that was the pond.

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  • It is said that those who fail to appear before Neptunus Rex are forever damned as pirates, and no shellback shall ever tread upon the deck of a pollywog without incurring the wrath of said monarch.

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  • I gave him a drink of pollywog water, and as we talked, he kept patting my hand and calling me “Teacher Lady.”

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  • "Well, " said Amanda, turning the loaded pages, -a pollywog is more than a monowog.

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  • In this search for the ovum, the sperm propels itself forward by means of its tail -- for the male sperm in general appearance very much resembles the little pollywog of the rain barrel (Fig. 1).

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  • "Hee-poof -- I've swallowed a pollywog, Mr. Beebe, water's wonderful, water's simply ripping."

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  • His eyes are also adapted to looking upward, discerning dimly dangers from above, and whatever else catches the attention of a bottom-loving pollywog.

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  • Apparently in naval terminology this refers to a person who has never crossed the equator. :-)

    June 20, 2007