- a member of any of a group of Buddhistic Mongol tribes of a region extending from western China to the valley of the lower Volga River.
- a Mongolian language used by the part of the Kalmuck people that was formerly powerful in northwest China, specifically in Dzungaria, and is now relocated northwest of the Caspian Sea.
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Examples from the Web for kalmuck
"I never said anything like that," refuted the Kalmuck, with coldness in his voice.Beasts, Men and Gods
No pursuit was needed, even to satisfy the Kalmuck spirit of revenge.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)
Chotolo has the same meaning as Chamuk, the one in Kalmuck and the other in Tibetian.Sagas from the Far East
He was the true and absolute wielder of the Kalmuck sceptre.Stories of Exile
There's force in the savage Kalmuck, in the Mongolian; but what is it to us?Fathers and Children
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
- plural -mucks, -muck, -myks or -myk a member of a Mongoloid people of Buddhist tradition, who migrated from W China in the 17th century
- the language of this people, belonging to the Mongolic branch of the Altaic family