Polonian

adjective (1)
Po·​lo·​ni·​an | \ pəˈlōnēən \

Definition of Polonian

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic
: polish a Polonian Jew by birth— W. J. Mickle

Polonian

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Polonian (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic
: pole sense 1 served against the Tartar and the Polonian— J. H. Burton

Polonian

adjective (2)
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Definition of Polonian (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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History and Etymology for Polonian

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 16 Jan. 2021.

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