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White Russian

noun
1.
Byelorussian (def 2).
2.
a Russian who fought against the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution.
3.
Byelorussian (def 3).
4.
a cocktail of vodka, cream, and Kahlúa or crème de cacao.
Origin of White Russian
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Such an expression it must have worn when he was flogging the White Russian peasants.

    Smoke Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
British Dictionary definitions for White Russian

White Russian

adjective, noun
1.
another term for Belarussian
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11
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