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Polish

[poh-lish] /ˈpoʊ lɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Poland, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a Slavic language, the principal language of Poland.
Abbreviation: Pol.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; Pole + -ish1
Related forms
anti-Polish, noun, adjective
non-Polish, adjective, noun
pre-Polish, adjective
pro-Polish, adjective
pseudo-Polish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pro polish

polish

/ˈpɒlɪʃ/
verb
1.
to make or become smooth and shiny by rubbing, esp with wax or an abrasive
2.
(transitive) to make perfect or complete
3.
to make or become elegant or refined
noun
4.
a finish or gloss
5.
the act of polishing or the condition of having been polished
6.
a substance used to produce a smooth and shiny, often protective surface
7.
elegance or refinement, esp in style, manner, etc
See also polish off, polish up
Derived Forms
polishable, adjective
polisher, noun
Word Origin
C13 polis, from Old French polir, from Latin polīre to polish

Polish

/ˈpəʊlɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Poland, its people, or their language
noun
2.
the official language of Poland, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family
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Word Origin and History for pro polish
polish
c.1300, from O.Fr. poliss-, prp. stem of polir "to polish," from L. polire "to polish, make smooth," of unknown origin. The notion of "to free from coarseness, to refine" first recorded mid-14c. Polished "elegant" is attested from early 15c. Slang polish off "finish" is 1837, from notion of applying a coat of polish being the final step in a piece of work. The noun is first recorded c.1704, from the verb.
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Slang definitions & phrases for pro polish

Polish

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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