[poh-lahk, -lak] /ˈpoʊ lɑk, -læk/
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Pole or person of Polish descent.
(derogatory, slang) a Pole or a person of Polish descent
“Polish person,” 1570s, from Polish Polak “(male) Polish person,” related to Poljane “Poles,” Polsko “Poland,” polski “Polish” (see Pole). In North American usage, “Polish immigrant, person of Polish descent” (1879) and in that context considered offensive in English. As an adjective from c.1600.
A Pole or a person of Polish extraction •It is curious that this word is somewhat pejorative in English even though it is the Polish word for ”Pole” (1879+)
/pəʊˈlɑːkə/ noun 1. a three-masted sailing vessel used in the Mediterranean
[poh-luh nd] /ˈpoʊ lənd/ noun 1. a republic in E central Europe, on the Baltic Sea. About 121,000 sq. mi. (313,400 sq. km). Capital: Warsaw. /ˈpəʊlənd/ noun 1. a republic in central Europe, on the Baltic: first united in the 10th century; dissolved after the third partition effected by Austria, Russia, and Prussia in 1795; […]
noun 1. one of an American breed of black hogs having white markings.
/pəˈlænskɪ/ noun 1. Roman. born 1933, Polish film director with a taste for the macabre, as in Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968): later films include Tess (1980), Death and the Maiden (1995), and The Pianist (2002)