Definition of White Russian in English:

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White Russian

Pronunciation: /(h)wīt ˈrəSHən/


1A Belorussian.
Example sentences
  • The grammatical treatises of the time..are mainly the work of non-Russian scholars - White Russians and Ukrainians.
1.1An opponent of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2A cocktail made of vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk served on ice.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Example sentences
  • In the latter part of the seventeenth century the influence of the White Russian and Ukrainian scholars and writers began to be felt.
1.1Relating to the opponents of the Bolsheviks.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: White Rus·sian

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