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Little Russian

noun
1.
former name for one of the Ruthenian people or their dialect of Ukrainian.
2.
Ukrainian (def 3).
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Historical Examples
  • The Little Russian question in particular did not exist at all.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Chekhov had been very anxious that it should be in Little Russian style with a crane.

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  • The Little Russian listened and nodded his head in accompaniment to her words.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • The Little Russian swayed his head, and rubbed it vigorously with both hands.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • The Little Russian looked at the judges, silently rubbing his head.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • "We'll have a chance to argue with him still," the Little Russian rejoined.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • "Of course," replied the Little Russian, jumping out of bed.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • "And I like to hear you promise presents," answered the Little Russian, smiling.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • "I plead guilty," said the Little Russian, smiling at Pavel.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
  • It had often been sung in a subdued tone; and the Little Russian had often whistled it.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky
British Dictionary definitions for Little Russian

Little Russian

noun, adjective
1.
a former word for Ukrainian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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