Russian

n. & adj.
—n.
1 a a native or national of Russia or the Soviet Union. b a person of Russian descent.
2 the language of Russia and the official language of the Soviet Union.
—adj.
1 of or relating to Russia.
2 of or in Russian.
Phrases and idioms:
Russian boot a boot that loosely encloses the calf. Russian olive = OLEASTER. Russian roulette
1 an act of daring in which one (usu. with others in turn) squeezes the trigger of a revolver held to one's head with one chamber loaded, having first spun the chamber.
2 a potentially dangerous enterprise. Russian salad a salad of mixed diced vegetables with mayonnaise.
Derivatives:
Russianize v.tr. (also -ise). Russianization n. Russianness n.
Etymology: med.L Russianus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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