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polk (third-person singular simple present polks, present participle polking, simple past and past participle polked)

  1. (obsolete, slang) To dance the polka.
    • 1848, Mr. Jolly Green, “The visit of the French national guards to London”, in The New Monthly Magazine[1]:
      "Several of the visitors then partook for a short time, with evident Parisian gusto, of the pleasures of the dance," yes--we did, and the lovely girls with whom we polked (ladies being one of the Club emollients) were eloquent in praise of our exquisite tournures which were shown to such advantage beneath our tight uniforms.