From the Balti word pulu, meaning ball.
- A ball game where two teams of players on horseback use long-handled mallets to propel the ball along the ground and into their opponent's goal.
- polo shirt - A T-shaped shirt with a collar and two buttons.
- polo neck - A garment, usually a sweater, with a round, high collar that folds over and covers the neck. (Can also be used as an adjective, e.g. polo-necked jumper.)
- water polo - A version of the game above, played in a swimming pool instead of on horseback.
The word polo has the following commercial uses:
- Polo Mints - A white mint flavoured sweet with a hole in the centre.
- VW Polo - A type of car manufactured by Volkswagen
polo n. (masculine pol, feminine pola, masculine plural polos, feminine plural poles)
From the verb polkea (“‘to stomp’”).
- IPA: [ˈpolo]
- Rhymes: -olo
- Hyphenation: po‧lo
polo (stem polo-*)
- (Descriptive) Poor, one to be pitied.
- poor boy
- Häkkinen, Kaisa: Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja, WSOY, 2005.
polo m. (plural poli)
polo m. (uncountable)
polo (infinitive: polir)