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hopak

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Etymology

1925–30, from Ukrainian гопак (hopák), from the interjection гоп (hop).

Compare Ukrainian гопати (hópaty), гопкати (hópkaty), гопцювати (hopcjuváty), гопки (hópky), dance steps), and dated Ukrainian гопи (hópy), dance steps), гопка (hópka), child (jocular)).

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Noun

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hopak

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  1. A Ukrainian national dance in 2/4 time.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 1213:
      Somewhere an accordion was playing a jazz-inflected hopak.

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References

  • “hopak” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • hopak” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • “гоп” in Etymolohičnyj Slovnyk Ukraïns’koï Movy (Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language), Mel’nyčuk, O.S., 1982–2006.

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