Definition of White Russian in English:

White Russian

noun

  • 1dated A Belorussian.

    • ‘The grammatical treatises of the time..are mainly the work of non-Russian scholars - White Russians and Ukrainians.’
  • 2An opponent of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.

    • ‘Perhaps this mixture comes from her background - her grandfather was a White Russian (her real name is Ilyena Lydia Mironoff), her mother a working-class English girl from Pimlico.’
  • 3A cocktail made of vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk served on ice.

    • ‘I order a White Russian and he orders another Sex on the Beach.’
    • ‘As per your suggestion, I had a stiff Tom Collins, followed by some White Russians and a few shooters.’
    • ‘Uninspiring liquor coffees and cocktails are available from €5 to €7.50, and they might even do you a White Russian if you ask nicely.’
    • ‘I had never actually had a White Russian before that night.’
    • ‘Fill your glass with a milk- or cream-based drink such as a White Russian, which packs a 10.8-gram protein punch with 262 calories per serving.’
    • ‘‘She'd love a White Russian,’ Ally called from across the table.’
    • ‘At one point a couple came in, ordered drinks - a White Russian for him, champagne for her.’
    • ‘Jonnie Daniels tells me a White Russian is equal quantities of Vodka, Kahlua and milk.’
    • ‘I do not drink any cocktails more complicated than Jack and Coke or a White Russian.’
    • ‘Lowtax prepared a White Russian and a bowl of chili for himself.’
    • ‘Phil Pearce and Jim Baron in Nottingham want to know the ingredients of a White Russian.’
    • ‘Benji even showed me how to make a White Russian his way.’

adjective

  • 1Belorussian.

    • ‘In the latter part of the seventeenth century the influence of the White Russian and Ukrainian scholars and writers began to be felt.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to the opponents of the Bolsheviks.
      • ‘By the end of 1930s, the Corps was an international force, with American, English, Scottish, Chinese, Italian, Jewish, Portuguese, Filipino and White Russian units.’
      • ‘Its leader was a German Jew, Richard Kauder, who worked with two White Russian émigrés, Anton Turkul and Ilya Lang.’
      • ‘Dunne, a silver-voiced soprano with aristocratic pretensions equal to any White Russian, had a great time in the role.’
      • ‘Among this latter group, one of MI5's undercover women agents found a White Russian refugee woman who had befriended a cipher clerk in the US embassy in London, called Tyler Kent.’
      • ‘The troops were withdrawn in a leapfrogging operation, which ended on 27 September, leaving the head of the Archangel government, a White Russian general called Miller, to his fate.’
      • ‘During the Russian Revolution Boris joined the anti-communist White Russian navy.’

Pronunciation

White Russian

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