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.
Recent Examples of polka from the Web
The Mande Milkshakers walking 'polka dot posse organized the celebration to promote the city of Mandeville and raise money for the Miracle League Northshore.
Adyson Rindahl has blue eyes and was last seen wearing a white polka-dot shirt and diaper.
Angie wears a jean jacket over a polka-dot dress, her oversize sunglasses pushing back her blond hair, showing her bright green eyes.
Polka was inducted into the Chicago Catholic League Coaches Hall of Fame in 1991, and the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001.
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Live polka music will entertain the crowds as the meats are served up.
The San Diego County Fair doesn’t try to cater to every musical taste, as fans of jazz, death-metal, polka and other styles can attest.
A zebra-print blanket and polka dot leggings were also found in the bag, located just east of Boston's Logan International Airport.
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Origin and Etymology of polka
Czech, from Polka Polish woman, feminine of Polák Pole
First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
POLKA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of polka for English Language Learners
: a lively dance for couples
: the music for a polka
POLKA Defined for Kids
Definition of polka for Students
: a lively dance for couples or the music for it
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