Origin of polo
- Mar·co [mahr-koh] /ˈmɑr koʊ/, c1254–1324, Venetian traveler.
Examples from the Web for polo
After four years, two trials, an adoption, and multiple jury scandals, polo mogul John Goodman was found guilty of manslaughter.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King
October 28, 2014
For years, polo was the preserve of men—one leading female player even dressed as a man to participate.
Karen Berger, another regular player at Haviland Hollow Farm said the appeal of polo for her is multifaceted.
Polo is one of the few physical activities that exercises virtually every part of the body.
America is not the only country in which polo is gaining popularity with women.
There's nothing on earth he can't do, from waltzing down to polo.Is He Popenjoy?
He is at home in polo or hurdle racing, with the rifle or revolver.As A Chinaman Saw Us
He has no time for shooting, polo, or visiting during the busy season.
In Munipoor even the children have their weekly polo matches.
It has greatly diminished since Polo's time, while other cities have grown.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
- a game similar to hockey played on horseback using long-handled mallets (polo sticks) and a wooden ball
- any of several similar games, such as one played on bicycles
- short for water polo
- Also called: polo neck
- a collar on a garment, worn rolled over to fit closely round the neck
- a garment, esp a sweater, with such a collar
- Marco (ˈmɑːkəʊ). 1254–1324, Venetian merchant, famous for his account of his travels in Asia. After travelling overland to China (1271–75), he spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan before returning to Venice by sea (1292–95)
Word Origin and History for polo
1872, Anglo-Indian polo, from Balti (Tibetan language of the Indus valley) polo "ball," related to Tibetan pulu "ball." An ancient game in south Asia, first played in England at Aldershot, 1871. Water polo is from 1876 (in early versions players sometimes paddled about on barrels or in canoes). Polo shirt (1892) originally was a kind worn by polo players.