Origin of Cossack
Examples from the Web for cossack
The decision maker turned out to be a gray-haired Cossack ataman, or commander, in a traditional sheepskin hat.
Subject has military bearing, short haircut, brought a military uniform or wears the Cossack chevron insignia.Russia Tells ‘Tourists’ How to Go Fight in Ukraine|Oleg Shynkarenko|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet this was not enough for the Tsars, who saw a risk of the Cossack worldview catching on.
But in the current crisis, appropriately enough, the nature of a Cossack remains hard to pin down.
Historically, the Cossack way of living was one of disorder and adaption, of individualism and egalitarianism.
He grew up in Siberia, and was drafted into a Cossack regiment.The Vultures|Henry Seton Merriman
Then what is it you have in that little packet you took from the Cossack uniform at so great a cost as a burned hand?Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal|G. Harvey Ralphson
A second later the handle was wrenched open, and the door flew back with a bang, while the Cossack almost fell into the carriage.A Gallant Grenadier|F.S. Brereton
Suffice it to say that typical Cossack conditions prevailed.The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons|William Z. Foster
Who could the Cossack have been—why hadn't he returned to his comrades?Trusia|Davis Brinton
Word Origin for Cossack
1590s, from Russian kozak, from Turkish kazak "adventurer, guerilla, nomad," from qaz "to wander." The same Turkic root is the source of the people-name Kazakh and the nation of Kazakhstan.