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Etymology

From the Balti word pulu, meaning ball.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
polo

Plural
-

polo (-)
  1. 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.

Translations

Derived terms

  • 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.

Usage notes

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

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Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition por (for, by) + neuter singular article lo (the).

Contraction

polo n. (masculine pol, feminine pola, masculine plural polos, feminine plural poles)

  1. for the, by the

Finnish

Etymology

From the verb polkea (to stomp).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈpolo]
  • Rhymes: -olo
  • Hyphenation: po‧lo

Noun

polo (stem polo-*)

  1. (Descriptive) Poor, one to be pitied.
    poikapolo
    poor boy

Synonyms

References

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa: Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja, WSOY, 2005.

Italian

Noun

polo m. (plural poli)

  1. (countable) pole (geographic, electrical or magnetic)
  2. (uncountable) polo (sport)

See also

Related terms


Spanish

Noun

polo m. (uncountable)

  1. polo

Verb

polo (infinitive: polir)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of polir.

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