polka dot

[ poh-kuh ]
/ ˈpoʊ kə /

noun Textiles.

a dot or round spot (printed, woven, or embroidered) repeated to form a pattern on a textile fabric.
a pattern of or a fabric with such dots.

Origin of polka dot

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85


pol·ka-dot·ted, pol·ka-dot, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polka dot

polka dot


one of a pattern of small circular regularly spaced spots on a fabric
  1. a fabric or pattern with such spots
  2. (as modifier)a polka-dot dress

Word Origin for polka dot

C19: of uncertain origin
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