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ˈpoʊ kəpol·ka dot

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  1. polka dotnoun

    design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots


  1. polka dotnoun

    Any of a number of uniform round dots, repeated to make a regular geometric pattern on a fabric

  2. Etymology: 1871, US, named for polka dance, which was popular at the time (1840–1890). Numerous other products were named for the dance, but have not endured.


  1. Polka dot

    Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters. Polka dots are most commonly seen on children's clothing, toys, and furniture, but they appear in a wide array of contexts. The pattern rarely appears in formal contexts, however, and is generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits and lingerie. Occasionally, white-on-black small dots appear on more formal clothing. Polka dots became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polka dot in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polka dot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of polka dot in a Sentence

  1. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation:

    Kennedy was last seen wearing a black and white polka dot onesie with pink pants, she is 6lbs. and 17 inches long. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

  2. 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.

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