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 (pō′lŏk′, -lăk′)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Polish birth or ancestry.

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


(Peoples) derogatory slang a Pole or a person of Polish descent
[C16: from Polish Polak Pole]


(ˈpoʊ lɑk, -læk)

usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a Pole or a person of Polish descent.)
[1590–1600; < Polish polak a Pole]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polack - a person of Polish descent
Pole - a native or inhabitant of Poland


[ˈpəʊlæk] N (pej) → polaco/a m/f


n (pej)Polack(e) m (pej), → Polackin f (pej)
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