- a folk dance of the Ukraine.
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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Examples from the Web for gopak
They dance the Gopak, while little imps emerge from every nook and cranny in the form of crickets and beetles.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
- a spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men
from Russian, from Ukrainian hopak, from hop! a cry in the dance, from German hopp!
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