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pollywog

[pol-ee-wog] /ˈpɒl iˌwɒg/
noun
1.
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  • Well, when, if you have never crossed the equator you are a lowly pollywog.
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polliwog

/ˈpɒlɪˌwɒɡ/
noun
1.
(Brit, dialect, US & Canadian) another name for tadpole
2.
(informal) a sailor who has not crossed the equator Compare shellback
Word Origin
C15 polwygle; see poll, wiggle
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