- Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Pole or person of Polish descent.
Origin of Polack
Examples from the Web for polack
He tried to reason with them; but the Hungarians and Polack miners know no reason.Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall
Jean K. Baird
He danced away like a Polack right merrily with his family, and stuck the rod behind the fur.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
A Polack man showed a torn hand that had come under an ax-handle.In the Heart of a Fool
William Allen White
The cry echoed back short from a hundred Polack throats, and they sent a splitter; it was plain they were mad for blood.Held for Orders
Frank H. Spearman
In such a cause, any soldier, were he but a Polack Scythe-man, shall be welcome.
- derogatory, slang a Pole or a person of Polish descent
Word Origin and History for polack
"Polish person," 1570s, from Polish Polak "(male) Polish person," related to Poljane "Poles," Polsko "Poland," polski "Polish" (see Pole). In North American usage, "Polish immigrant, person of Polish descent" (1879) and in that context considered offensive in English. As an adjective from c.1600.