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noun, plural Russ, Russ·es.
  1. a Russian.
  2. Archaic. the Russain language.
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  1. Russian.
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Origin of Russ1

< French russe, German Russe or Dutch rus, all ultimately < Old Russian Rusĭ the common East Slavic name for the East Slavic-speaking lands and peoples before c1500


[roo s]
  1. Niemen.
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Examples from the Web for russes

Historical Examples

  • Il annonait du moins que les Russes avaient pris position et se disposaient, pour sauver leur capitale, livrer bataille.

    Contes Franais

    Douglas Labaree Buffum

  • En passant devant une groupe des grenadiers Russes massacrs, le cheval d'un Aide-de-Camp avoit peur.

British Dictionary definitions for russes


noun, adjective plural Russ or Russes
  1. an archaic word for Russian
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abbreviation for
  1. Russia (international car registration)
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