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Where did the term "polka dot" originate?

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Where did the term “polka dot” originate?
Due to the popularity of the polka dance, the word polka was attached to articles of all kinds, for example the polka hat and the polka curtain band (for looping up curtains). Another theory relates to the polka jacket that Polish women wore. It was usually made of dark cloth and had many buttons.

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