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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a person of Polish birth or ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Pole; a Polander.
  • noun A name given to the Jews of the Polish provinces, by their Lithuanian coreligionists. The former, in turn, call the latter Litvaks (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Polander.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Pole, or person of Polish descent.
  • noun obsolete Formerly in non-offensive use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person of Polish descent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Polish Polak; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Polish Polak ("a Polish person").

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