polka dot

noun
pol·​ka dot | \ ˈpō-kə-ˌdät How to pronounce polka dot (audio) \

Definition of polka dot

: a dot in a pattern of regularly distributed dots in textile design

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Other Words from polka dot

polka-dot or polka-dotted \ ˈpō-​kə-​ˌdä-​təd How to pronounce polka dot (audio) \ adjective

Examples of polka dot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wearing a houndstooth-print bucket hat, a black and white polka dot dress, and black platform boots, J.Lo looked incredibly chic for the outing. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "J.Lo Looks Stunning in a Polka Dot Dress, a Houndstooth Hat, and Platform Boots," 19 Dec. 2020 Take, for instance, the iconic poster of a woman wearing a red-and-white polka dot bandanna, flexing her biceps. Kellie B. Gormly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Rosie the Riveter Gets Her Due 75 Years After the End of World War II," 8 Dec. 2020 With her hair thrown up into an effortless up-do and her custom Giorgio Armani Privé polka dot skirt paired with a black velvet pearl and crystal-embroidered bandeau, the Euphoria star struck the perfect balance between feminine and edgy. PEOPLE.com, "Editors' Picks: The Best Dressed Stars at the 2020 Emmy Awards," 21 Sep. 2020 Embrace the trend with a bright red pom-pom tree skirt ($90) or this textured polka dot stocking ($35). Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Festive Decorating Trends to Steal from West Elm's Holiday Lookbook," 10 Nov. 2020 For the most authentic portrayal of Minnie, consider buying Disney Halloween costume sets, which include her iconic red polka dot dress and her iconic mouse ears. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "11 Easy DIY Minnie Mouse Costume Ideas for the Cutest Halloween Ever," 21 July 2020 On Saturday, the Scream Queens star, 29, showed off her growing baby bump while wearing an adorable pink and black polka dot dress. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Pregnant Emma Roberts Shows Off Her Growing Bump as She Says 'Baby Doll Dress Has New Meaning'," 12 Sep. 2020 Just throw on a black polka dot top or dress and put on some red lipstick. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "11 Easy DIY Minnie Mouse Costume Ideas for the Cutest Halloween Ever," 21 July 2020 Selena herself wore a whole range of outfits – everything from a '50s sailor bikini to a polka dot short set and a curve-hugging romper. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Wore the Cutest Puma Romper In New BLACKPINK "Ice Cream" Music Video – Here's Where to Shop It," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of polka dot

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polka dot was in 1857

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“Polka dot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polka%20dot. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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polka dot

noun
How to pronounce polka dot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of polka dot

: one of a series of dots that make a pattern especially on fabric or clothing

polka dot

noun
pol·​ka dot | \ ˈpō-kə- How to pronounce polka dot (audio) \

Kids Definition of polka dot

: a dot in a pattern of evenly spaced dots (as on fabric)

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