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gopak

[ goh-pak ]
/ ˈgoʊ pæk /
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noun

a folk dance of the Ukraine.

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Also called hopak.

Origin of gopak

1925–30; <Ukrainian gopák, derivative of gop interjection uttered during such dances <Polish hop<German hopp, hops, akin to hop1
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British Dictionary definitions for gopak

gopak
/ (ˈɡəʊˌpæk) /

noun

a spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men

Word Origin for gopak

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