or Kal·muk

[kal-muhk, kal-muhk]


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

Historical Examples of kalmuck

  • "I never said anything like that," refuted the Kalmuck, with coldness in his voice.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • No pursuit was needed, even to satisfy the Kalmuck spirit of revenge.

  • Chotolo has the same meaning as Chamuk, the one in Kalmuck and the other in Tibetian.

  • He was the true and absolute wielder of the Kalmuck sceptre.

  • There's force in the savage Kalmuck, in the Mongolian; but what is it to us?

    Fathers and Children

    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

British Dictionary definitions for kalmuck


Kalmyk (ˈkælmɪk)


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
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