A native or inhabitant of Poland, a Pole. Later also: a Polish immigrant or person of Polish descent living in the United States.
Polish; of Polish descent.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Paynell (d. ?1564), translator. From post-classical Latin Polonia Poland + -an. Compare post-classical Latin Poloni, plural.
Characteristic of or resembling Polonius, the elderly and sententious courtier in Shakespeare's Hamlet; given to using moralistic aphorisms, sententious.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. From the name of Polonius + -an.