What is the correct name for a Polish woman — Polack or Polish woman? In order to understand this nuance, it is necessary to refer to a modern dictionary of the Russian language.
The explanatory dictionary under the editorship of Efremova and the explanatory dictionaries of Ozhegov and Shvedova say the following:
A resident of Poland is a Polish woman. But it is acceptable to use the word «polacka».
The word «polack» belongs to the category of obsolete words and is only allowed in conversation. One should bear in mind that ‘polack’ also carries a negative, disparaging connotation.
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