What does polka mean?

Definitions for polka
ˈpoʊl kə, ˈpoʊ kəpol·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polkanoun

    music performed for dancing the polka

  2. polkaverb

    a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time

  3. polkaverb

    dance a polka

Wiktionary

  1. polkanoun

    A lively dance originating in Bohemia.

    Etymology: polka, variant of půlka as in "half-step".

  2. polkanoun

    The music for this dance.

    Etymology: polka, variant of půlka as in "half-step".

  3. polkaverb

    To dance the polka.

    Etymology: polka, variant of půlka as in "half-step".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polkanoun

    a dance of Polish origin, but now common everywhere. It is performed by two persons in common time

    Etymology: [Pol. Polka a Polish woman: cf. F. & G. polka.]

  2. Polkanoun

    a lively Bohemian or Polish dance tune in 2-4 measure, with the third quaver accented

    Etymology: [Pol. Polka a Polish woman: cf. F. & G. polka.]

Freebase

  1. Polka

    The polka is a Central European dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia. Polka is still a popular genre of folk music in many European countries and is performed by folk artists in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Slovakia. Local varieties of this dance are also found in the Nordic countries, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Latin America, and in the United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Polka

    pōl′ka, n. a dance of Bohemian origin, invented in 1830, and introduced into England in 1843—also its tune: a knitted jacket worn by women.—v.i. Polk, to dance a polka. [Bohem. pulka, half, from the half-step prevalent in it; or from Slav. polka, a Polish woman.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Polka

    Originally a Bohemian dance, so called from the native word pulka, a half, on account of the half step peculiar to it.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polka in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of polka in a Sentence

  1. Jean Shafiroff:

    [I] went in the bathroom and changed into this big polka dot confection. I think they all thought I was off to a costume party – or something crazy when I left that group.

  2. Nathan Kondamuri:

    It was as if no one before had asked kids to describe their ideal pair of glasses, they were very imaginative, asking for polka dots, stripes, super hero designs.

  3. Howard Stern several years ago:

    Jennifer Lawrence has a little skin problem. A little rough with the skin. I don't quite get it, little polka-dots all over the place.

  4. Saul Williams:

    / I never got to be myself'cause to myself / I always was, Black Stacey, in polka dots and Paisley... you thought it wouldn't phase me but it did'cause I was just a kid... I never got to be myself'cause to myself I always was' Black Stacey'.

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