Russ·​ki ˈrə-skē How to pronounce Russki (audio) ˈru̇- How to pronounce Russki (audio)
variants or Russky or Russkie
plural Russkies or Russkis
sometimes disparaging + offensive
: a native of Russia : russian

Word History


Russian russkiĭ, adjective & noun, Russian, from Old Russian, from Rus'

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Russki was in 1840

Dictionary Entries Near Russki

Cite this Entry

“Russki.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!