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[ˈpälē wɒg]


A colloquial term that can be used to describe a junior/new member to a polyamorous relationship or the wider poly-community or a child who lives in a polyamorous household.

The term was coined in the 1800’s as a derogatory term but was claimed by the poly-community and redefined as a means to rebuke outdated, negative sentiments associated with the word.


“The most handsome new polywog showed up to our meeting the other day, I’m going to try and introduce him into my triad.”