polka dot

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

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Must-have styles this season include ruffles, ruching, florals, polka dots and textured fabric. Teen Vogue, "The 14 Best Spring Dresses Under $200," 5 Apr. 2019 The toddler wore an orange polka dot sundress, denim jacket, and white sneakers for her day out with mom and dad. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Stylish Family Outing With Luna Is Too Cute To Handle," 1 June 2018 From her smart suit moments, to taking inspiration from her polka dot dresses, Kate is definitely inspired by her late mother-in-law's incredible wardrobe. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Paid Tribute to Princess Diana at the BAFTAs with the Perfect Pair of Earrings," 10 Feb. 2019 While at the hospital, Kate helped to spread holiday cheer with her ensemble—a festive green polka dot dress from L.K. Bennett. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince William and Duchess Kate Make a Surprise Appearance at a Children's Hospital," 11 Dec. 2018 At the event, Kate wore the brown polka dot dress with Cassandra Goad gold earrings. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wore Whistles' Polka Dot Dress one Week After Kate Middleton Did," 26 Oct. 2018 The 25-year-old star rocks the statement piece, which retails for $5,200, from creative director Alessandro Michele with a multicolored polka dot collared shirt underneath. Allie Fasanella, Teen Vogue, "BTS Fans Are Obsessed With Suga’s Snow White Sweater in the “Idol” Music Video," 27 Aug. 2018 Ratajkowski rocked a brown polka dot bikini from her bathing suit line, Inamorata Swim. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Instagrammed Her Nip Slip at Dinner Because Why Not," 14 Aug. 2018 Getty Images Kate wore a more understated, black and white polka dot patterned dress on Saturday, while Meghan wore a blue and white striped Ralph Lauren shirt and white culottes. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wore a Canary Yellow Dolce & Gabbana Dress at Wimbledon with Prince William," 15 July 2018

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First Known Use of polka dot

1857, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of polka dot

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

polka dot

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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