What does the word polka mean?

Usage examples for polka

  1. And worse- far worse, gentlemen, he casts reflections on The Polka, the establishment of the one decent woman in Cloudy." – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  2. At Teheran, Bankok, and Arracan, a well- trained wolf that can dance a polka of the country, sing a national air, and preserve a grave face during five minutes, with a pair of spectacles on his nose, will fetch as much as 500 dollars. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  3. Orange- coloured butterflies with wings like lighted lanterns fluttered along the edges of the flowering shrubs; a lovely purplish- black one with four large, white polka dots on his wings flitted persistently about them. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers