Definition of Russenorsk in US English:

Russenorsk

noun

  • A pidgin language combining elements of Russian and Norwegian, used in the Arctic by Russian and Norwegian fishermen between the 18th cent. and the early 20th cent.

Origin

1930s. From Norwegian russenorsk from russe, plural of russ + norsk Norwegian, the Norwegian language.

Pronunciation

Russenorsk

/ˈruːsənɔːsk/