Definition of polka :
1. A dance of Polish origin, but now common everywhere. It is performed by two persons in common time.
2. A lively Bohemian or Polish dance tune in 2- 4 measure, with the third quaver accented.
dance (part of speech: noun)
gavotte, waltz, Charleston, mazurka, clog, quadrille, jig, lambada, samba, mambo, turkey trot, conga, rumba, twist, two-step, dance, tap dance, cakewalk, reel, bolero, Highland fling, hootchy-kootchy, tarantella, square dance, one-step, hula, marengue, minuet, moonwalk, cha-cha, allemande, shuffle, courante, hornpipe, cotillion, beguine, polonaise, fandango, shimmy, tango, fox trot, jitterbug, galliard, can-can
- Then the hurdy- gurdy started up a brisk polka. - "Molly Brown's Orchard Home", Nell Speed.
- But, now, my song is near its close, A secret, now, I will disclose, DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ t tell, for itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s beneath the rose, A humbug is the Polka. - "Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign", John Ashton.
- Should an impromptu polka or quadrille be got up after supper at a party where no dancing was intended, be sure not to omit putting on gloves before you stand up. - "Routledge's Manual of Etiquette", George Routledge.