Definition of ruskie in US English:

ruskie

(also rooskie, rusky)

noun

Scottish
  • 1A basket made of twigs and straw; especially one for holding meal or seed corn. Now rare.

  • 2A beehive of straw or rushes.

Origin

Late 17th century. From Scottish Gaelic rùsg bark + -y, after Scottish Gaelic rùsgan kind of basket, especially one for measuring seed corn.

Pronunciation

ruskie

/ˈrʌski/