polka dot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1871, US, named for polka dance, which was popular at the time (1840–1890). Numerous other products were named for the dance, but have not endured.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɒl.kə ˌdɒt/, /ˈpəʊ.kə ˌdɒt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ.kə ˌdɑt/

Noun[edit]

polka dot (plural polka dots)

  1. Any of a number of uniform round dots, repeated to make a regular geometric pattern on a fabric
    • 1871, Godey’s magazine, Volumes 86–87, page 389:
      …these have entirely disappeared, and we see them with the old time white polka dot, always pretty clean and neat looking.

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