pol·ka (pōlkə, pōkə)
1. A lively dance in duple meter, originating in Bohemia and performed by couples.
2. The music for this dance.
v.intr. pol·kaed, pol·ka·ing, pol·kas
To dance the polka.
[Czech, probably from Polish, from Polka, Polish woman, feminine of Polak, Pole; see pelə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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