Simple Definition of polka
: a lively dance for couples
: the music for a polka
Full Definition of polka
1 : a lively couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time with a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step
2 : a lively originally Bohemian dance tune in 2⁄4 time
Examples of polka in a sentence
The band played a polka.
Origin of polka
Czech, from Polka Polish woman, feminine of Polák Pole
First Known Use: 1843
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Definition of polka for Students
: a lively dance for couples or the music for it
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