Definition of White Russian in English:

White Russian

Line breaks: White Rus|sian
Pronunciation: /wʌɪtˈrʌʃ(ə)n


1 dated A Belorussian.
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  • The grammatical treatises of the time..are mainly the work of non-Russian scholars - White Russians and Ukrainians.
2An opponent of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.
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  • Perhaps this mixture comes from her background - her grandfather was a White Russian (her real name is Ilyena Lydia Mironoff), her mother a working-class English girl from Pimlico.
3A cocktail made of vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk served on ice.
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  • Jonnie Daniels tells me a White Russian is equal quantities of Vodka, Kahlua and milk.
  • At one point a couple came in, ordered drinks - a White Russian for him, champagne for her.
  • I do not drink any cocktails more complicated than Jack and Coke or a White Russian.


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1 dated Belorussian.
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  • In the latter part of the seventeenth century the influence of the White Russian and Ukrainian scholars and writers began to be felt.
2Relating to the opponents of the Bolsheviks.
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  • By the end of 1930s, the Corps was an international force, with American, English, Scottish, Chinese, Italian, Jewish, Portuguese, Filipino and White Russian units.
  • Its leader was a German Jew, Richard Kauder, who worked with two White Russian émigrés, Anton Turkul and Ilya Lang.
  • Dunne, a silver-voiced soprano with aristocratic pretensions equal to any White Russian, had a great time in the role.

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