Russian

noun
Rus·​sian | \ˈrə-shən \

Definition of Russian 

1a : a native or inhabitant of Russia

b : a member of the dominant Slavic-speaking ethnic group of Russia

c : a person of Russian descent

2 : a Slavic language of the Russian people spoken as a second language by many non-Russian ethnic groups of the Soviet Union and its successor states

Other Words from Russian

Russian adjective
Russianness \ ˈrə-​shən-​nəs \ noun

First Known Use of Russian

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Russian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Russian

: a person born, raised, or living in Russia

: a person whose family is from Russia

: the language of the Russian people

Russian

adjective
Rus·​sian | \ˈrə-shən \

Kids Definition of Russian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Russia, its people, or the Russian language

Russian

noun

Kids Definition of Russian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person born or living in Russia

2 : a language of the Russians

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