blin

noun

plural blini ˈblē-nē How to pronounce blin (audio)
ˈbli-;
blə-ˈnē
or blinis ˈblē-nēz How to pronounce blin (audio)
ˈbli-;
blə-ˈnēz
: a thin often buckwheat pancake usually filled (as with sour cream) and folded

Examples of blin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For an answer, there was only the sound of my blin cooking on the griddle, and the rise and fall of spoons. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2017 The Red Star blin offers a satisfying burst of salty salmon roe, draped in hot, lacy pastry and delivered in minutes. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2017 The blin is so ubiquitous in Russia that the word is also used as a mild expletive: a polite Russian might mutter it after stubbing her toe, in place of the curse word blyad. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Russian

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blin was in 1889

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“Blin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blin. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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