Origin of polo
Definition for polo (2 of 2)
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|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For years, polo was the preserve of men—one leading female player even dressed as a man to participate.
America is not the only country in which polo is gaining popularity with women.
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.
They knew it when what now is the polo field was their cow pasture.The Red Cross Girl|Richard Harding Davis
The next day Brooklyn again came to the Polo Grounds, determined to regain their lost laurels of the day before.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team|Lester Chadwick
Why back two years ago, I used to visit old Polo Garrett, who had the concession in the menagerie tent, just to get cussed out.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Then, to those lucky ones who have a polo club within reach, Sunday during the winter season is a day of real enjoyment.
He bowed gravely and continued to watch the polo with that marvellously youthful interest which was his.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for polo (1 of 2)
- a collar on a garment, worn rolled over to fit closely round the neck
- a garment, esp a sweater, with such a collar
Word Origin for polo
British Dictionary definitions for polo (2 of 2)
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.