droshky

noun
drosh·​ky | \ ˈdräsh-kē How to pronounce droshky (audio) \
variants: or less commonly drosky \ ˈdrä-​skē How to pronounce drosky (audio) \
plural droshkies also droskies

Definition of droshky

: 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, "Review of Bruno Schulz’s ‘Collected Stories’: Return to the Street of Crocodiles," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of droshky

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for droshky

Russian drozhki, from droga pole of a wagon

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Cite this Entry

“Droshky.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drosky. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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