[pol-ee-an-uh] /ˌpɒl iˈæn ə/
an excessively or blindly optimistic person.
(often lowercase). Also, Pollyannaish. unreasonably or illogically optimistic:
some pollyanna notions about world peace.
a person who is constantly or excessively optimistic
“one who finds cause for gladness in the most difficult situations,” 1921, a reference to Pollyanna Whittier, child heroine of U.S. novelist Eleanor Hodgman Porter’s “Pollyanna” (1913) and “Pollyanna Grows Up” (1915), who was noted for keeping her chin up during disasters.
(1913) A children’s book by the American author Eleanor H. Porter. The title character is an orphan girl who, despite the difficulties of her life, is always extremely cheerful.
Note: A “Pollyanna” remains excessively sweet-tempered and optimistic even in adversity.
An irrepressibly cheery person; undaunted optimist: or were we all a crowd of Pollyannas?
[1913+; fr the title and heroine of a novel by Eleanor Hodgman Porter, 1868–1920]
[poh-loh] /ˈpoʊ loʊ/ noun 1. a game played on horseback between two teams, each of four players, the object being to score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents’ goal using a long-handled mallet. 2. any game broadly resembling this, especially . 3. . [poh-loh] /ˈpoʊ loʊ/ noun 1. Marco [mahr-koh] /ˈmɑr koʊ/ […]
noun 1. a double-breasted, often belted overcoat made of camel’s hair or a similar fabric.
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[pol-uh-neyz, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈneɪz, ˌpoʊ lə-/ noun 1. a slow dance of Polish origin, in triple meter, consisting chiefly of a march or promenade in couples. 2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, such a dance. 3. Also, polonese [pol-uh-neez, -nees, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌpoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA). a coatlike […]