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  1. a folk dance of the Ukraine.
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Origin of gopak

1925–30; < Ukrainian gopák, derivative of gop interjection uttered during such dances < Polish hop < German hopp, hops, akin to hop1
Also called hopak.
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Historical Examples

  • They dance the Gopak, while little imps emerge from every nook and cranny in the form of crickets and beetles.

    The Life &amp; Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

    Modeste Tchaikovsky

British Dictionary definitions for gopak


  1. a spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men
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Word Origin

from Russian, from Ukrainian hopak, from hop! a cry in the dance, from German hopp!
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