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adjective (1)

: polish
a Polonian Jew by birthW. J. Mickle


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plural -s
: pole sense 1
served against the Tartar and the PolonianJ. H. Burton


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adjective (2)

: resembling or held to resemble Polonius : having qualities or habits held to characterize Polonius

Word History


Adjective (1)

Medieval Latin Polonia Poland + English -an

Adjective (2)

Polonius, worldly-wise and long-winded old courtier in the tragedy Hamlet (about 1601) by William Shakespeare †1616 English dramatist and poet + English -an

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“Polonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polonian. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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