Polack
Pronunciation
  • (America, Canada) IPA: /ˈpoʊlɑk/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpəʊlæk/
Noun

Polack (plural Polacks)

  1. (now North America offensive slang) A Pole, or person of Polish descent.
  2. (obsolete) ngd Formerly in non-offensive use.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet
      which to him appear'd / to be a preparation against the Polack. - Act II, Scene ii, line 63
      So levied as before against the Pollack. - Act II, Scene ii, line 75
      Why, then the Polack never will defend it. - Act IV, Scene iv, line 23
Synonyms Translations Proper noun
  1. Surname, from Polak ("Pole").



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