Definition of piroshki in English:

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Pronunciation: /piˈrôSHkē/ Pronunciation: /-ˈräSH-/
(also pirozhki)

plural noun

Small Russian pastries or patties, filled with meat or fish and rice.
Example sentences
  • But interspersed throughout are full-flavored Eastern European daily specials like pojarski (ground-chicken patties), and Russian borscht served with savory beef pirozhki.
  • The use of buckwheat, horseradish, and potatoes gives Tatar cuisine a quasi-Russian appearance, and Tatar samosas are made with a puffy dough, like the Russian pirozhki.
  • The piroshki, a small Russian pastry filled with vegetables, was light and very moreish.


From Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog (see pirog).

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Syllabification: pi·rosh·ki

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