gopak [goh-pak] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a folk dance of the Ukraine.

Origin of gopak 1925–30; Ukrainian gopák, derivative of gop interjection uttered during such dances Polish hop German hopp, hops, akin to hop1 Also called hopak. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gopak Historical Examples of gopak

  • They dance the Gopak, while little imps emerge from every nook and cranny in the form of crickets and beetles.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for gopak gopak noun

    1. a spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men

    Word Origin for gopak from Russian, from Ukrainian hopak, from hop! a cry in the dance, from German hopp! Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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