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polos

[pol-os] /ˈpɒl ɒs/
noun, plural poloi
[pol-oi] /ˈpɒl ɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tall, cylindrical headdress represented, especially on statutes, as worn by women in ancient Greece.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek pólos axis

polo

[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 water polo.
Origin
1835-45; < Balti (Tibetan language of Kashmir): ball
Related forms
poloist, noun
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Examples for polos
  • So much better than the pique or traditional boring cotton polos.
  • In an adult wardrobe, polos bridge the gap between polished and sporty.
  • polos, a second-year resident, had been hoping to get a couple of hours of sleep soon.
  • They wear shorts and polos, skirts and tank-tops, flip-flops and shades.
British Dictionary definitions for polos

polo

/ˈpəʊləʊ/
noun
1.
a game similar to hockey played on horseback using long-handled mallets (polo sticks) and a wooden ball
2.
any of several similar games, such as one played on bicycles
3.
short for water polo
4.
Also called polo neck
  1. a collar on a garment, worn rolled over to fit closely round the neck
  2. a garment, esp a sweater, with such a collar
Word Origin
C19: from Balti (dialect of Kashmir): ball, from Tibetan pulu

Polo

/ˈpəʊləʊ/
noun
1.
Marco (ˈmɑːkəʊ). 1254–1324, Venetian merchant, famous for his account of his travels in Asia. After travelling overland to China (1271–75), he spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan before returning to Venice by sea (1292–95)
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Word Origin and History for polos
polo
1872, Anglo-Indian polo, from Balti (Tibetan language of the Indus valley) polo "ball," related to Tibetan pulu "ball." An ancient game in south Asia, first played in England at Aldershot, 1871. Water polo is from 1884. Polo shirt (1920) originally was a kind worn by polo players.
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