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Where did the word polka dot come from?

Polka dots are a timeless and playful print that has been popular in fashion for decades. They are versatile and can add a fun and whimsical touch to any outfit, making them a favorite among designers and fashion enthusiasts alike. The popularity of polka dots may also be due in part to their ability to add visual interest and contrast to an outfit, as well as their association with nostalgia and retro styles.

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The word "polka dot" comes from the name of a Czech dance, the polka. The dance, which became popular in Europe in the early 19th century, was named after the Polish word "pulka," which means "half-step." The name was likely chosen because the dance was performed with quick, half-step movements. The polka dance was often accompanied by music with a distinctive, upbeat sound, and it quickly became popular across Europe and in the United States. The polka dot print, which features small, round dots arranged in a repeating pattern, was likely named after the polka dance because the dots are similar in appearance to the moving feet of the dancers.