drosh·​ky ˈdräsh-kē How to pronounce droshky (audio)
variants or less commonly drosky
plural droshkies also droskies
: any of various 2- or 4-wheeled carriages used especially in Russia

Examples of droshky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wandering inside, the boy discovers a luxurious apartment, furnished with tapestries and mirrors; outside, a droshky driver invites him for a ride and then abruptly jumps out, leaving him the reins. Ruth Franklin, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Russian drozhki, from droga pole of a wagon

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of droshky was in 1805

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“Droshky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droshky. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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