Definition of Black Russian in US English:

Black Russian


  • 1A native or inhabitant of the historical region of Black Ruthenia, in the western part of modern Belarus. Now historical and rare.

  • 2A cocktail made with vodka and coffee liqueur, often mixed with cola.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Davies (1625–1693), translator. From black + Russian.


Black Russian

/ˌblak ˈrʌʃn/