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Russian Slang

Dsseldorf, November 2008

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Ch.Boutler 1997-2008
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Russian as they speak it
()
;
;
;
?
(Russian folkolore)

The following nearly thousand words and expressions are


rude, naughty and generally not something you would say in
front of you mother (this is an alternative Russian slang
dictionary, after all). As the educated Russians got an
extensive opportunity to mingle with criminals under the
Soviet regime (espescially in the many gulags) many terms
from the thieves language spread throughout the whole
Russian society and should be understood, even if they are
often judged not to be printable ( ).
Some are mere colloquialisms but also fail to appear in
standard Russian dictionaries, the latest section concerns
modern Russian Internet slang (do not miss the new
krivetizator, a tool turning proper Russian into something a
geek can read). This dictionary is dedicated to making the
commonly spoken Russian language and profanity more
understandable for non Russians, but you should better not
use them. Trust me. I shall not be held responsible for any
injuries that you might well suffer if you chose to utter those
words in public. Explanations are currently mostly given in
standard language, not as English slang equivalents, therefore
you might not be able to assess the rudeness of the words
properly.

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Definitions
(f) [bran]: 1. Abuse, swear words, insults, slur, foul
language. 2. Battle, war (obsolete).
(m) [mat]: Obscene language, taboo invectives, very bad
language indeed (also known as ). Can be strengthened
with the adjectives or (threestoried/multi-storied abuse). The word initially meant a loud shout
or yell and is still used a such in the expression .
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! ,
, ?
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(v) [materitsja]: To swear, to use foul words.


Synonym: .
(adj. + noun, n. pl.) [maternye slova]: Swear
words, expletives. Also called .
, ,
, ,
,
.
( , , 1990)

(f) [rugan]: Abuse, swearing, profanity.


(v ipf) [rugat]: To scold, to abuse, to swear at.
(m) [sleng]: Slang (from English).
(f) [fenja]: Jive, prison talk, thieves jargon.

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(m)
[abzac]:
Euphemism
for

(similar
pronunciation,
especially
the
ending),
literally paragraph (from the
German word Absatz
paragraph).
,
( ~) (m)
[vzjat na aborda]: To rape
(to board a ship).
(m) [abrek]: Person
from the Caucasus region,
comes from the Ossetian
or Circassian
which both mean bloke, good
man.
,
,


(v) [avtoruit]:
To wank, to jerk off. This
relies
on
a
cheeky
understanding of the word
(which means ball
pen but can be broken down
to self-hand if viewed in a
lewd way). The noun
can then mean
both wank and wanker.

(adv,
\o/)
[adnaznana]:
Phonetic
rendering of
(unambiguously), a word
often used by politicians,
especially V. Zhirinovsky.
(m, \o/) [adstoj]:
Misspelling
of
,
which means sediment but has
gained the colloquial meaning
bullshit, crap (the words

carries a notion close to


remainder).
Sometimes
written , .
/ (\o/) [A/KZ]: Short
for ,
(the author rules,
the post is great). Antonym of
/ (see below).

(m
pl)
[akumuljatory]:
Testicles
(accumulators).

(adj,
\o/)
[albanskij]: Although the
initial meaning is Albanian,
this has come to mean
Russian language in general
or the present slang in
particular. The origin of this
new meaning is the naive
ignorance of an American
livejournal user confronted
with a script he could not read
(Russian). Eventually he was
told to learn Albanian and
the sentence
is now used as an invitation to
people making mistakes in
Russian or in this jargon.
Sometimes
written
.
(m) [alka]: Alcoholic.
Alternative:

[alkonavt] (Alconaut, the


cross-breed of alcoholic and
cosmonaut).

.
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(f) [aljura]: Slut,


prostitute. Usually beginning
professionals.
(f) [amazonka]:
Prostitute (Amazon).
(m) [ambal]: Big,
strong and usually not too
bright guy, often a bit
intimidating. It is initially the
Ossetian
word

meaning Hero, warrior,


friend.

e:
,
a?

(m
pl)
[amerikosy]: Citizens of the
United States of America.
Also known as
or .
,
,

.
Yankees love coca-cola, chewing
gum, their president.

(m)

[amortizator]: Condom.
? (\o/) [APVS]: Short
for

?, which is
?
pronounced with a supposedly
Jewish accent.
(m) [arbuz]: Billion,
literally watermelon (from
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the Farsi word 'for


melon).
(f)
[armjanskaja
koroljeva]:
Passive homosexual, literally
an
Armenian
queen
(Armenians are rumoured to
be fond of sodomy).

, ,


.
forums.ng.ru, 01/2006

(m)
[arxipizdrit]: Joker, skirt
chaser. The meaning is not
quite clear as it is mainly a
pun on the Orthodox title of a
superior
abbot
(, from Greek
, high, and ,
monastery) and the similar
sounding word . The
word is mostly found in one
joke and Russian-English
slang dictionaries.
(f) [aska]: The instant
messaging program ICQ
(computer slang).
,
?
,

?

:
1)

,
-

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(
,
). 2) ,

.
,
.
(t0sYAra, 2001)

(adj) [atasny]: Cool,


neat, brilliant, great, splendid.
(m) [afedron]: The
backside, the initial and now
obsolete meaning is the
anus. It is borrowed from the
Greek word (anus)
and is not quite a slang word
but rather and elegant way of
referring to the anatomy.

(m)
[afedronik]:
Ass
boy,
passive homosexual.
(m, \o/) [aftar]: Author,
deformation of .
Alternate
orthography:
. The author is usually
the writer of an internet post
(in a blog or on a forum).
-,
,
,
,
.
Split on home-media.ru

(\o/) [afftar
t]: The author rules, one of
the highest sign of respect and
widely used appreciative
comment. In proper Russian it
should
read:

(i.e. the author sets


on fire).
(\o/) [AXZ]: Acronym for
// ,
usually given as an evasive
answer with a varying level of
rudeness depending on the
middle word implied.
(adj, \o/) [acckij]:
Derived from
hellish. It can convey both the
meaning of something which
is good, strong or the opposite
meaning of something bad.
/ (\o/) [b/p]: Honestly, no
kidding. Short for
.
(f) [baba]: Woman.
,
,
:

,
.
( ,
, 1992)
(pl) [babki]: Money.
See also: , , ,
, , ,
, , , ,
.
(n) [bablo]: Dough,

cash.
,
,
,
!

(m)
[babnik]:
Womaniser, skirt chaser.

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(m)
[baboukladik]:
Alcoholic
beverage used to get women
into bed, as a rule the strength
of the drink is not perceptible
at first. Amaretto or Martini
are sometimss called that way.

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(\o/) [Babrujsk]:
City in Belarus (Mogilev
province), which is written
that way in Belarusian but
should be spelt with an o in
Russian. For some reason this
city,
as
Uryupinsk
(), is immensely
popular with internet users,
most of whom have probably
never been nor will ever be
there. It can be found in
following
sentences:

, !,
, .
Two books are usually cited
as the source of Bobruysks
fame: one excerpt from Ilf and
Petrovs :
- !

,
.

?
.


? ?
8

.

.
,

..
or
Vladimir
Sorokins
:
?
?
?
?
?
?
?

? , ?
, ? ?
?
? ? ? ?
,
?

? , ?
? ,
? , ? ,
? , ?
(m) [bazar]: Chatter,
banter.
(v) [bazarit]: To
chatter, to talk.
(m) [baystruk]:
Bastard, loner.
(pl) [bakinskie]:
greenback, American Dollar.
Ironical deformation of
(means in fact from Baku, but
has nothing to do whatsoever
with Azerbaijan).

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. .

.
( , ,
18/09/2008)
(m) [baks]: Buck, US-

Dollar. Loan word from


American English (bucks), but
it is considered as a singular
in Russian. Plural is .
:


.
(f) [balalayka]: A
masturbating woman. The
term refers to the traditional
Russian string instrument,
which requires a specific
finger technique (hence the
alternative slang meaning).
(f) [balda]: Dick, penis.
Variant of .
(v) [baldet]: To dig
something,
to
strongly
appreciate something.
(m) [bander]: Pimp,
male manager of a brothel.
(f) [bandera]: 1.
Madam, female manager of a
brothel; 2. unattractive, ugly
woman.
(v ipf) [baratsja]:
To copulate. In old Russian
the verb meant to battle and
comes from a Slavic root

meaning to penetrate, to
touch, to feel (compare
Bulgarian
,
Macedonian ).
(m) [bardak]: Brothel
figuratively means disorder,
mess, chaos. Historically the
word
describes
large
earthenware
with
big
openings. The figurative
meaning is more commonly
used:

,
Ministers come and go the
mess remains.
(m) [barda]: Manager

of a brothel.
(adj) [bardany]:
Chaotic, unruly, disorderly.
a messy
business.
(m) [bardaok]:
Glove compartment.
(f) [baruxa]: Prostitute
(see , ).

(f)
[barxotka]:
Young passive homosexual
(literally piece of velvet).
,
, ,
,

,
.
( , )
(f) [baryga]: Fence,

seller of stolen goods.


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(m) [basran]: Git,


useless individual.
(m) [batonik]:
Young prostitute (literally
small bun).
(f) [baa]: Head,
probably borrowed from a
Turkic language (Turkish ba
head).
(m, \o/) [bajan]: An old
hat, i.e. a story which has
been told many times before.
Used on forums to mention
the post is repeating an older
one. Alternative spelling:
, , . The
initial meaning of the word is
accordion and it is part of a
joke that was published over
and over again on anekdot.ru
( ,
we buried the
mother in law and ripped
apart
two
accordions,
implying great fun in the
process). There even is a
smiley for this: [:]||||||||||[:] or
[:]\/\/\/[:].
(m, \o/) [bajanist]:
User repeatedly posting old
jokes () as though they
were new.
[bez pizdy]: No
strings attached, honestly.
(f) [belokurva]:
Blond airhead, bimbo.

(adj)
[bespontovy]:
Without
interest, boring, badly done.
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(n) [bzdenie]: The act


of farting; cowardness.

(m)
[bzdjonok]:
Person who fart frequently
(obsolete).
(v ipf) [bzdet]: 1. To
fart silently; 2. To chatter, to
pollute the air (e.g. with
exhaust fumes); 3. to be
coward, to chicken out.
Conj.: , , ,
perfective .
(m) [bzdex]: The passing
of gas during a silent fart.
(v pf) [bzdnut]: See

(perfectiveimperfective). Conj. -, -.
(f) [biksa]: Slut.
(m) [biksosjm]:
Pick-up.

[bitsja kak bljad na xuju]:
To try hard despite little
chances of success.
(m) [bi]: Bum, homeless
person.
(m) [blat]: 1. Thieves
lingo; 2. Protection.
(v ipf) [blevat]: To
puke, to barf, to vomit.
(f) [blevotina]:
Puke, vomit.
(m) [blin]: Cf. .
! [blja budu]:
Underlines the perceived
truthfulness of ones positions
(= I swear to God!).
Sometimes written as one
word: or .

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! [blja]: Exclamation,
contraction of .
(adj) [bljadivy]:
Perverted, whore-like.

(f)
[bljadina]:
Emphatic form of . As
its name is pronounced almost
the same way, the French
baby food producer bldina
did not quite meet its
expectations on the Russian
market.
(pl) [bljadki]: Sex
with women of negotiatable
affection or one night stands.
The emotional relationship is
unimportant, the physical
contact is the main aspect, it
should therefore not be used
to describe sex with a long
time partner.

,

.
( ,
)
(v ipf) [bljadovat]:

To prositute oneself, to be
unfaithful (men or women), to
have promiscuous sex (with
or without payment).

[
]

,
.
( .,

,
1719
Russian translation of Kurtze
Fragen aus der alten und neuen

Geographie by Johann Hbner,


1693)
(m) [bljadoxod]:

Word composed of and


(walk) which suggest an
immoral
behaviour.
(, )
: to whore around
(synonym of ).

(f)
[bljadskaja rabota]: Tedious,
uninteresting work.
(adj) [bljadsky]:
Having the attributes of a
prostitute, figuratively used to
emphasise.

!
(n)
[bljadskoje delo]: One fine
mess.
(n) [bljadstvo]: 1.
Habits
and
life-style
reminiscent of those of a
prostitute; 2. Prostitution in
general; 3. a dire strait.

(v)
[bljadstvovat]:
See
.

(m)
[bljadun]:
Whoremonger, pervert.
(f) [bljadunja]:
Pejorative deformation of
, easy and worthless
girl.
(f) [bljad]: 1. Whore,
slut, bitch, woman of light
virtue, promiscuous woman.
Historically the noun means
lie, heresy, mistake (and it
can be found with this
meaning
in
religious
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litterature!), and by extension


a lost woman.
,
,

.
2. Insult used to describe
someone as having the
attribute of a woman as
mentionned in point 1.
3. Commonly used as an
expletive, to emphasise ones
point. The most common
derived euphemism is ,
which
means
pancake
(compare with the English
expletives shit and shoot):
, , .
,

!
!..
I stop drinking, smoking and
swearing Damn, my fag fell in
the wine!..
Synonyms: , ,
,
,
,
, ,
, , , ,
, ,
, ,
, , .

(f)
[bljadjuga]:

Derived from with an


emphatic meaning.

,
, ,
?
( )

(\o/)

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[bljapalifsjenaxujmudaki]:
Expression of exasperation
and anger with the users
around. Contraction of ,
,
(damn, go all fuck yourselves,
dickheads)
which
is
sometimes
shortened
as
.

(f,
\o/)
[bljat]:
Deformation of .
- [bljaxa-muxa]:
Exclamation of surprise.
is derived from
, (a fly) is
added as rhyming slang.
(m) [bolvan]: Idiot,
stupid.

(n)
[boloto]:
Menstruation (swamp).
(m) [bolt]: Penis bolt.

[boltatsja kak
govno v prorubi]: To hang
around without being able to
do anything meaningful.
Literally to hang like shit
above the hole.
(v) [bombit]: To
work as a taxi without licence
and in a private car, literally
to bomb. The driver is called
.
(m) [bran]: 1. Abuse,
swear words, insults, slur, foul
language. 2. Battle, war
(obsolete).
(v) [brechat]: To lie
(to bark). Loaned from
Ukrainian.

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(f) [brechnja]: Lie.


(v ipf) [bryzgat]: 1.
To urinate; 2. to ejaculate.
(literally to splash).

(pl)
[bubency]:
Testicles. Literally small
metallic bells.

(\o/)
[bugaga]:
Symbolises laughter (ha-haha).
(f) [boudjonovka]:
Condom (refers jokingly to
the elongated shape of
military hats during the civil
war).
(m) [buj]: Penis
euphemism obtained through
the modification of the first
letter ( > ). Literally
buoy.

(m)
[bulba]:
Belarusian, derived from the
Belarusian
word

(potato) which was widely


cultivated in Belarus as a
result of Stolypin agrarian
reforms (early 20th century).
(m) [bummer]: BMW,
car from the Bayerische
Motoren
Werke
AG.
Sometimes
also
called
or .
(m) [bunker]: Pussy,
cunt.
(f) [bufera]: Breasts
buffers.
,
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(v ipf) [buxat]: To get


drunk. Perfective: .
The initial meaning of the
verb is to make a loud noise,
to hit something heavily.
,
,
, -

(, ,
2002)
(n) [buxlo]: Booze,

alcoholic beverages.
(adj) [buxoj]: Drunk,
pissed.

,
,
(, WWW, 2002)

(n) [bydlo]: Simpleminded and usually strong


bloke,
that
is
easily
manipulated by others.





.
( ,
,
1995)
(m)
[byk]: Rough-

mannered peasant (literally


bull).
(f) [byara]: Roughmannered peasant (literally
bull).
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(m) [byok]: fag, dogend.


[v pizde]: in a difficult
situation.
[v pizdu]: To hell
literally in the vagina. Used
as in expressions
such as:
(go fuck yourself).
,
? [v rot nassat, tob
morjem paxlo]: Rude way of
asking wether something was
understood (Do I have to pee
in your mouth so that it smells
like the sea?).
, [v
rot, v glaz i v opu raz]:
Rithmical
expression
implying multiple intimate
contacts in various body
openings.
[v xuj ne duet]:
Does not matter, is of no
importance.
!


,
, !
(v) [v xuj ne
stavit]: Disrepect or disobey
someone.
(f) [vatruka]: Easy
girl, initially cream filled
pastry.
(v) [vatu katat]:
To waste time, hang around.

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In Moscow, Julia and Helen do


not engage in any meaningful
activity.
(expr) [vafly

lovit]: To stay with a gaping


mouth, literally to catch
flying dicks.
(f) [vaflja]: Mythicla
flying dick. The accent is on
the last syllable, otherwise it
would be a waffle. The
is something that
will come flying into a mouth
that stay yawning for too long
(see ). The
term also describes any flying
object with an elongated
shape, e.g. Zeppelins.
(m) [vezdexod]:
Highly official identification
document
giving
almost
universal access, for example
the ID of an assistant to a
member of parliament.

(adj)
[vzdroenny]: 1. Messy 2.
Insulted implies that the
person looks like a freshly
wanked dick.

(expr) [vzlomat loxmaty sejf]:
To rape, literally to break the
hairy safe.
(f) [vzbka]: A
cussing out.
(m) [vidik]: VCR.
,
, , ,
.

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(v)
[vljapatsja v govno]: To get
unexpectedly into a difficult
situation, to get stuck between
a rock and a hard place.
[vo pizdu]: To hell
as , but the
modified accentuation makes
it a bit less offensive.
(f) [volosjanka]:
Pubic hair.
(v) [vpendjurit]:
To screw, fuck (to insert).
!

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(Blizzard on cluber.ru, 2005)

(v) [vpizdjait]:
To hit.
(v) [vrezat
po ebalu]: To beat up (literally
to crash in the face).
[vsevo ni xuja]:
1. Very little, 2. nothing.

(expr)
[vstavit palku]: To copulate,
literally to insert the stick.

(v)
[vstavljat piston]: 1. To
scold, to shout at; 2. To fuck
insert the piston.
(v) [vstat
rakom]: To take the doggystyle position, i.e. 1. have sex
doggy-style; 2. to be between
a rock and a hard place.

(v) [vstreatsja s
Dunjej Kulakovoj]: To meet

with to Miss Palmer and her


five daughters, literally To
meet Dunja Kulakova (
= fist).
(v) [vxujarit]: 1. To
insert; 2. To hit.
(v) [vxujait]: 1.
To insert; 2. To hit.
(adj) [vivy]: Lousy,
worthless, rotten.
(v) [vebat]: 1. Hit
with violence; 2. -: to have
an
accident
(in
an
automobile).
(m) [vybljadok]:
Bastard, in the direct and
figurative meaning.
(v) [vyebat]: 1. To
swear, insult; 2. to punish; 3.
to obtain.
, ,
.
,
!

(v
ipf)
[vybyvatsja]: Top show off
derived from the verb
.
Can
it, or youll be in troubles.
(m) [vyperdy]:
Farter, common insult for
somebody passing gas.

(v)
[vypizdetsja]:
To
say
everything thats on ones
mind.
(v) [vypizdit]: To
get rid of somebody, to eject
someone.
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(f) [gazel]: Pretty


prostitute.
(f) [galoa]: Condom.
Initially means a rubber shoe
protection (galosh).
(m) [gandubas]:
Hemp, cannabis.
,

,

,


(, , 2002)

(m) [gandon]: See


.
(f) [gaetka]: Clitoris
(trigger).
(m) [gemorroj]:
Problem,
trouble
(haemorrhoids).

(pl)
[gljuki]:
Hallucination, optical illusion.
(n) [govno]: Shit. Term
taken from the Polish
language, usually used in the
direct meaning (faeces) and
not as an expletive.
(pl) [govnodavy]:
Heavy
footwear,
shitcrushers.
(v) [govnut]: 1. To
mix with faeces; 2. To
disorganise, to create chaos.

(m)
[govnjuk]:
Bastard literally shitter.

,
,
16

(,
, 1999).
(f) [golojobica]: 1.

Groupsex scenes with many


naked participants in porn
flicks; 2. Nudist beach.
(adj) [goloopy]:
Poor,
shabby,
miserable
(butt-naked).
(adj) [goluboj]: Male
homosexual, queer, fag
Literally light blue.
Synonyms:

, , ,
, , , ,
,
,
,
.
(m) [goly Vasja]:

Penis naked young Basil.


(m) [gomik]: Male
homosexual.
, !
!
? ?
, ,
.
( ,
, 1995)
(m) [gomosek]: Male

homosexual.

(m)
[gondon]:
Condom. Derived from the
English or identical German
word, which both come most
probably from Latin condon,
recipient.
,

- .
.

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Synonyms: , ,
,

,
.
(m) [gondoir]: 1.

Wanker;
2.
Bastard,
untrustworthy individual.
[goni babki]:
hand over the dough, give the
money.
(n) [gonivo]: Chatter,
boring talk.
(v) [gonjat]: To
chatter, utter uninteresting
speeches, to speak.

(m)
[gopnik]:
Redneck,
lout
(without
meaningful own opinion,
usually found in groups,
shabby).
(m) [gradusnik]:
Penis (thermometer).
(v) [grebat]: To
copulate.
(f) [grelka]: Slut,
whore (warm water bottle).
(v) [groxnut]: To
kill.
(v) [gruzit]: To bore
someone to death by talking,
to speak rubbish (literally to
load).
(adv) [gumozno]:
Tedious, boring, uninteresting
(sometimes written
or ).


But setting the whole thing up is
a pain in the neck.

,
! [da
razebis
ty
bljadskim
probom,
ostoxueteloe
pizdostrailie, zalupoglazaja
jaerica]: Offensive phrase
with heavy emotional content,
and little meaning. Can be
used to tell someone to leave
in a rather rude fashion.

(f)
[davalka]:
Woman of light virtue, easy
girl, giver.
(v) [davat]: Consent
to have sex, to let somebody
get it. Usually used in relation
to women.
:
?
,
.
(\o/) [danunax]: Mark
of disbelief, contraction of
(well you dont
say that cannot be).
(v) [dat pizdy]:
To beat up somebody.
(f) [dvustvolka]:
1. Woman, girl; 2. Woman
having intercourse with two
men at the same time; 3.
Bisexual man. The initial
meaning of the word is a gun
with two barrels.
(n) [dermo]: Shit, can
sometimes be used as an
expletive.


,
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(m)
[dermovik]:
See
.
(adj) [dermovy]:
Poorly made, shitty, damned.

A dictionary of doubtful value

(m)
[dermokrat]:
Rotten
politician,
a
cross
of
and .

(m)
[dermoprjat]: Somebody in
charge of removing faeces.
(f) [dinamiskta]:
woman, toying with men,
female crook.
(v) [dinamit]: To
toy (with men). Behaviour of
young women who get a kick
of using their power over men
through psychological means
(willfully turning up late or
not at all for dates, high
demands of expensive nature,
refusal to reward with
intercourse). A group of
young ladies behaving in such
a manner is often called

(Company Dynamo in fact


the name of a sport club).
?

,
. -!
( )

(m, \o/) [dnivnig]:


Diary or blog, deformation of
.
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[do
banoj materi]: 1. a lot; 2.
enough.
[do pizdy]: 1.
Marks indifference; 2. a lot.
[do xuja]: 1. A lot; 2.
Enough, many even a tad
more.

.

!.
(v) [doebat]: To
obtain something, to finish, to
conclude.
(v) [doebatsja]: 1.
to get on somebodys nerves;
2. To exasperate by nit
picking.

(f)
[dolben]:
Obstinate idiot, that goes on
doing something despite
obvious failure.
(v) [dolbit]: 1. To
annoy; 2. To learn, study.
Literally to empty, to
hammer.

(m)
[dolbob]:
Moron, idiot. Similar to
and ,
but with added stubbornness.


,
.

(v)
[dopizdetsja]: To agree on
something (derived from
).

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(f) [dojarka]: Female


fellatio performer, milking
machine.
(v) [drat]: To annoy.
Literally to scratch, to rip.
(f) [drisnja]: Liquid
stool, the runs.
(m) [droer]: Wanker,
internet porn consumer. This
depreciating name reportedly
comes from the designation of
adult website visitors by
webmasters of those sites.
(f) [droila]: Wanker.
(v) [droit]: To jack
off.
(f) [droka]: 1.
Masturbation; 2. waste of
time, useless occupation.
(v) [dryxnut]: To
sleep.
(m) [dubak]: Freezing
cold,
unpleasantly
low
temperature (which makes
one as stiff as oak).
(m) [durak]: Idiot,
stupid.
:

,
,
.
(. , )

(m) [durob]: 1. Idiot,


dickhead, 2. unscrupulous
individual.
(f) [dur]: Haschisch,
sometimes drugs in general.

(f) [dyrka]: A hole or


slit, euphemism for female
genitalia.
(f) [dyrka
glupaja]: Stupid young girl
(stupid hole).
(m) [djatel]: Active
male
homosexual
(woodpecker).
[b vas]: Go fuck
yourselves (lit. I fucked you).
(v) [b tvoju
mat]: I have intimate
knowledge of your mother!
very commonly used, it is so
often said that it can mean,
depending on the context,
anything between how do
you do? (rarely) and go to
hell (a tad more often),
mostly it is used to denote
surprise and disbelief. is
an obsolete form of the past
tense, correct conjugation of
the verb in the past
tense is , , etc..
(f) [ebaka]: Fucker,
active male sexual partner.
(pl) [baldy]: Nuts,
testicles.
(n) [ebalo]: The face,
nose, mouth ( !) see
.
(v) [ebalom
lkat]:
See

stop yawning.
(m) [ebalnik]: The
face see. .
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.
(m) [ebanatik]:
Eccentric, loony, retard.

(adj)
[banny]:
Adjective derived from the
verb 1. Bad; 2. Aforementioned (as a sort of gap
filler); 3. Tedious; 4. Tired:

,
?!

!
,
.

!
() (adj)
[banny v rot (opu)]: 1.
Despicable individual.
, , -
!
2. Expression of shock and
surprise (see ).
(adj) [ebanuty]:
Loony, see .
(v) [ebanut]: 1. To
hit; 2. to steal; 3. to copulate.
,
!
[ebanko]: PseudoUkrainian form of .
(f) [ebarika]:
Despicable person (with a
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pejorative suffix: small time


fucker).

(m)
[ebark]:
Diminutive form of .
(m) [bar]: Fucker
(male engaging in sexual
intercourse, pejorative).
- (m) [barnadomnik]:
in-housefucker, a live-in male sexual
partner. The name reminds the
name of animals in the folk
tale -.
[ebatori]: Problems,
superfluous matter.
(v) [ebat]: 1. To fuck,
screw, copulate;
,
!
2. To scold, punish;

!
3. to disturb, to worry.
?
Synonyms: ,
, , ,
(), , , ,
,
,
,
, .

[ebat evo v
rot]: the hell with him.
! (
!) [ebat menja v rot
(ebat moj rot)]: underscores
the perceived truthfulness of
ones assertions (let me
engage in oral intercourse
should this not be correct).
(v) [ebat
mozgy]: To get on the nerves

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(literally to screw the


brains).
- (v) [ebat mumu]: To waste time on a
useless activity, to get on the
nerves, to be dishonest.
-!,
!,
!
[ebat-kopat,
ebat-kolotit, ebat-taraxtet]:
Expletives defying precise
translation roughly meaning
Damned!.
(v) [ebatsja]: To do
something tiresome, useless
or
boring
(usually by
obligation).

.
,
!
-
(v)
[ebatsja-sratsja]: Colourful
expression
of
surprise,
dang!.

(f)
[ebistika]:
Something
boring
and
tiresome (the ending reminds
of the name of scientific
classes at university), see
.
[ebis vse
konm]: the hell with it all,
disgruntled expletive close to
.

(f)
[ebieskaja sila]: Exclamation
of
surprise
and
disappointment.

(m) [eblan]: Cf.


.
(v) [eblanit]: To
walk around while hitting
occasionally on girls.
(adj) [eblivaja]: 1.
hot; 2. of light virtue; 3. sexy;
4. sex-crazed.
(n) [eblo]: The face,
almost equivalent to ,
but slightly more vulgar.
(v) [eblom
lkat]: To chatter, to yawn
(to click with the kisser).
(f) [bla]: 1. Intercourse;
2. Tedious and tiresome
activity.

!

.
(adj) [bnuty]: See
.
(v) [bnut]: 1. Hit
somebody or something. Ex:
, Do
leave before I resort to violent
means of getting you out ; 2.
To drink; 3. To steal.

.
,
!

,
,
!

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(v) [bnutsja]: 1. to
hit oneself; 2. to lose ones
mind.
(m) [ebonat]: Idiot,
dumbass.
() [bs (eblys)]:
Obsolete polite form of the
verb in the past tense
(which is also in an obsolete
form here).
[ebukenty]: 1. see.
; 2. Ironic or
haughty form of address
(probably derived from the
Russian form of the name
Innocent).
(m pl) [evriki]: Euro
(currency).
(v) [edrit]: To
copulate.
(f) [elda]: Penis.
(m) [eldyk]: Penis. This
is one of the few words in
Russian slang which actually
is
of
Tatar
origin.
Alternatives: , ,
, .
(\o/) [jopta]: Exclamation
of surprise, also written as
, , or
. Derived from
.
() (v) [eti, et]:
Obsolete forms of the verb
.
(f) [aba]: unattractive
girl.
(v) [arit]: To
copulate.
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(v) [aritsja]: To
copulate.
(f) [ertva
aborta]:
Despicable
individual, useless idiot
literally abortion victim.

(f,
\o/)
[est]:
Impressive,
awe-inspiring,
distortion of (hard,
tough). Can also be written as
,
,
.
(\o/)
[ot]: See
.
(f) [ivoglotka]:
Woman performing a fellatio,
live swallower. Initially this
term named a harsh and
merciless person, male form:
.
(m) [id]: Kike, yid.
Insulting name for Jews, in
line with all anti-Semitic
clichs (although it was the
standard name for Jews in
Russia until the 18th century
and still is in other Slavic
languages).
,
.
(. )

(f) [idovia]: Israel,


depreciating name.
(m) [lob]: Greedy
person, guy.

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.
( ,
,
1995)
(f) [mura]: Girl of

negotiable virtue, prostitute.


(f) [opa]: Backside,
arse. Diminutives: ,
.
Superlative:
. See: ,
, .


;


.
,
(f) [opa s rukoy,
na koljosikax]: useless git,
dumbass.
(adj) [opastaja]:
fat-assed.

(m)
[opoliz]:
Brown-nose, arse-kisser.
(f) [ratva]: Food,
meal (negative). Also referred
to as .
(v ipf) [rat]: To eat.
Perfective:
(v ipf) [uit]: To
copulate. Initial meaning: to
nag and make harsh criticism.
[za vsju
xuynju]:
Exaspered
exclamation
calling
for
outside sympathy.

[za xuj]: 1. why? (see


, ); 2. because
(as an answer to the question:
? !).
(v) [zabit
strelku]: Set a meeting date
and place. Literally to hit an
arrow.
(v) [zavintit
bolt]: To copulate (literally
to screw the bolt).

(v) [zagnat duraka pod
kuru]: To copulate (thrush
the idiot under the skin).
(v pf) [zagnut]: 1. To
con; 2. To exagerate. Literally
to fold.
(m) [zab]: Sudden
incongruous idea, temporary
mental disorder.
(adj) [zabanny]:
Tired.

(adj)
[zaebatelsky]:
Great,
brilliant, awesome.
(v tr) [zaebat]: To get
on ones nerves, to bore, to be
a pain in the neck.
,
.
Lectures havent started yet but
they are already a pain in the ass.
bash.org.ru, 01/09/2008

2. To hit.
(v) [zaebatsja]: To
get tired.
(v) [zaebait]: To
hit, to throw something on
somebody.
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(v) [zaebenit]: To
hit, to throw something on
somebody.
(adv) [zaebis]: very
well, perfectly (see )
?
. Hows life?
neat (although the term
should be considered as an
adverb, it is in fact the
imperative of the verb
).
(f) [zaigalka]:
Temptress, cock-teaser.
(v) [zaopit]: 1. To
take, to catch; 2. In catch in
flagranti.
(v) [zakazat]: Put
out an assassination contract
on somebody (depends on the
context, normally the verb
means to order).
(v) [zaletet]: Get
knocked up, become pregnant
(usually unplanned).
(f) [zalupa]: Dick head
really means the end of the
penis.
(v) [zalupat]: To
con: !: you
are being dishonest! (rather
offensive).
Synonym:
.
(m) [zamkady]:
Slightly insulting name for
people living in Moscow
outside the MKAD (Moscow
Automobile Ring Road, about
10 miles from city centre).
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Alludes
to
the
word
(miscarriage).
(f) [zamoroka]:
Problem,
mind boggling
situation.
(v) [zamudit]: To
be tiresome, to get on
somebodys nerves.
(f) [zanuda]: Bore, fun
spoiler, moron.
(v) [zapizdet]: To
mix; To begin small talk.
(f) [zaraza]: rascal,
initial meaning: infection.
.
, .

.
( )

(m) [zasranec]:
Bastard literally someone
who soils himself with
faeces.
(v) [zassat]: To
frighten means to wet
oneself; See .
[zatkni ebalo]:
Shut up.
(v) [zatknis]: Shut
up. Imperative form of the
reflexive verb (to
clog).
(f) [zatruxa]: Wanker,
jerk.
(v) [zaxujarit]: 1.
To do something; 2. To hit.
(m, \o/) [zaot]: Form of
praise referring to university
exams with two possible
results /

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passed failed. Alternative


spelling: .
(adj, \o/) [zaotny]:
Very good, neat.
(adj) [zdorovski]:
Cool, neat, brilliant.
(adj) [zloebuaja]:
1. Hot, sexy, 2. A bore, a
pain in the neck describes
something that seriously
annoys the speaker. Literally
evil fucker. Ex:
You fucking
bitch.
(f) [zojka]: Passive male
homosexual.
, (v) [zudit,
zudet]: 1. To have sex; 2. To
get on somebodys nerves.
Literally to itch.
(\o/) [ZFB]: High form of
praise for the commented
remark. Acronym of

,
a
transliteration from English
(the fucking best).
(m) [zek]: Inmate, prisoner
(abbreviation
of
). Can also be
written .
(f) [zjama]: Kike, Jew
(derogative term).
(f) [igla]: 1. One-eyed
trouser snake, prick, penis,
also called ; 2.
syringe, figuratively also
drugs, that can be injected; 3.
Knife. In standard Russian the
word means needle.

(v)
[igrat na volossjanke]: To
have sex.

(v) [igrat na koanoj flejte]:
1. To perform a fellation; 2.
To masturbate (men only, less
common usage). Literally
play the leather flute.
(m) [idiot]: Idiot.

,



.
( ,
.
24.12.2000)





(v) [izmudoxat]:
To beat up implies
substantial damage to the
victim, see .
(v) [imet]: To possess,
also used in the sens of having
sexual relations with.
(\o/) [IMXO]: Russian
transliteration of IMHO (in
my
humble
opinion).
Sometimes explained as the
acronym of
(meaning
loosely I have an opinion
which you cannot contest).

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(m) [intim]: Sex or


anything linked to it (sex
shops).

.
!

(\o/)
[ipacca]:
Deformed
spelling
of
(slang verb for
intercourse or some tedious
activity).
(\o/) [ispactula]:
Deformation of
(from under the chair),
implying that the person
writing fell of his chair from
laughing. Form of praise for
the comments or posts above.
(v) [ispizdit]: To
beat
up
(as
above,
deformation of ).
(v) [isxujait]: 1.
to beat up, 2. to err (from
).
(\o/) [ja]: I, phonetic
spelling of .
(m, \o/) [jad]: Poison,
deformed spelling of .
Usually used in the sentence
(drink poison) to
underline ones disagreement
with the opinion of somebody
else (who should therefore
rather leave this vale of tear
voluntarily).

(\o/)
[jopta]:
Exclamation of surprise, also
written as , or
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. Derived from
.
(m, \o/) [jux]: South (),
this word is particularly
amusing because it is actually
spelt backwards. Gives a
second meaning to the
harmless sentence

(in Autumn all birds fly south
/ go to hell).

(\o/)
[kagdila]:
Deformation of ?
(How do you do?).

[Kady droit kak on
xoet]: means each finds his
way; Literally everyone
masturbates at it pleases him.
(m) [kajf]: Euphoric
pleasure, extreme satisfaction,
substance-induced high. From
the Arabic word KL( keyf)
meaning mood, pleasure,
atmosphere. The word was
introduced into Russian in
1821
by
Jzef
Julian
Skowski in his accounts of
his journey through Egypt.
(v) [kajfovat]: To
be high, experience intensive
pleasure.
(adv) [kajfovo]:
Cool, brilliant, very neat.

, .
(v)
[kak dva paltsa obossat]:
Easily, without problem
has a bit of a childish note to

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it (answer to a dare).
? (Can you match
this?)
!. Sometimes the
euphemism
is used instead.
? (expr) [kakovo
xuja]: 1. What do you want?
2. Why?

(\o/)
[kament]:
Comment, message posted on
a blog or a forum as a reply to
the lead post. Correct Russian
term: .
(f) [kapusta]: Money,
dough (cabbage).
(f) [karusel]: Group
sex, gang bang.
(v) [kvasit]: To piss
up, to drink.
/
(\o/)
[KG/AM]:
Dismissive comment on a
post, stands for
, (the text
is bullshit and the author an
arse).
(m) [kent]: Pal, friend.
(adv) [kidalovo]:
Ripp-off.

.
(v) [kinut]: To con.
(v) [kinut
po mylu]: To send by email.

(v) [kirjat]: To drink,


mostly vodka.

,

.
,

,

-.
(Billys Band, , 2005)
(f) [kiska]: Attractive

young lady (kitten).


(v) [kifirit]: To
perform a fellatio.

(adv)
[klvo]:
Awesome, brilliant, great,
neat.
(v) [kleit]: To chat up,
get acquointed.

(f)
[kljuka]:
Unattractive woman. Literally
ice hockey club.
(m) [kljap]: Penis a
gag (obstructing the mouth).
(m) [kokos]: Yank,
citizen of the USA. Probably
a deformation of .
(f) [kolbassina]:
Penis the sausage.

(v)
[kolbassitsja]: To party, go
out, have fun with friends.

(pl)
[kolokoliki]: The testicles
(the bells).
(m) [konec]: The penis
(the end).
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(v)
[konobitsa]: To waste time,
hang
around
uselessly.
Implies intimate relationship
with horses, if taken in the
direct meaning.
(v ipf) [konat]: To
come, to ejaculate. Literally to
end/finish.
Perfective:
.
(f) [konina]: Sperm,
literally death (end).
(v)
[koroljeva
polutmy]:
Prostitute (Queen of half
light).
Synonyms:
,
,
, , ,
,
,
,
, , ,
,
,
, ,
, , .
(f) [kostoka]: Penis

(the bone).
(m) [kosjak]: Joint,
spliff.
(m) [kretin]: Idiot,
retard. From French crtin.
(\o/) [kriatiff]:
Post, message of some
supposed or real creative
value (poetry, literature).
Derived from .
Alternate spelling: ,
.
(n)
[krivetko]:
Deformation of
(Shrimp). Can be used as an
ironical light insult (
you are one
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wretched shrimp), and also as


a form of ironical self-praise
( ). The origin
is unclear, usually it is linked
to the bash.org.ru quote
shown below (another quote
implies that it would actually
be a Russian answer to the
English question who is
Lobstarr? that would have
been written on a university
desk), but the word has gained
an impressive popularity
within a very short time.





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!
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(m) [krosaveg]:
Deformation of
(handsome man or dandy)
usually used as a slightly
ironic form of praise.
Alternate
spelling:
.
(adv) [kruto]: Cool,
neat, great, literally steep.
The adjective is
used with the same meaning.
(f) [krysa]: 1. Underage
prostitute; 2. Female teenager
performing oral sex. Literally
rat.
(f) [krya]: Godfather,
protection (persons in charge

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of security for a fee). Literally


roof.
(f) [ksiva]: ID, passport.

(v)
[kton(i)t]:
Contraction of -
(someone,
anybody).
Alternate spelling: .

(f)
[kurva]:
1.
Prostitute, slut; 2. Bastard,
asshole.
, ,
!
, !
(
,
, 1990)

(v)

[kurvjaitsja]: To spend
some quality time with
women
of
negotiable
affection.
[kurite
moju
trubku]:
Invitation
(figurative, but could be
direct) to perform a fellatio
literally smoke my pipe.

[kurjaaja enina
konaet rakom]: A smoking
woman comes doggy-style (a
pun, as also means
cancer).
(n) [lav]: Money, the
word comes from a Gipsy
language.

( ,
,
1995)
(f) [lakovka]:

Prostitute.
(v) [lapat]: To feel
up, to pet, manually stimulate
erogenous zones.

(adj)
[legavy]:
Policeman, derived from
(hunting
dog).
(f) [liza]: Dyke, lesbian.
(m) [limon]: Million
(monetary
unit,
literally
Lemon). The name comes
from the yellow colour of a
1921 one million rouble
soviet banknote.
(m) [lobotrjas]:
Idiot, lobotomised.
(v) [lovit kajf]:
Enjoy, appreciate.


,
, 1986
(m) [lox]: Naive person,

scam victim, sucker. Initially


the name of salmons that
remain in rivers for the winter
after spawning it entered the
criminal jargon with the
meaning (naive) peasant. The
German word Loch (Hole)
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may also have influenced the


Russian word.

.
(v) [loxanut]: To
con someone.
(v) [loxanutsja]:
To get scammed.
(m) [loxmaty
sejf]: Beaver, cunt;, female
naughty bits (the hairy safe).
!
, ,
,
!
( , )
(m) [loxotron]:

Scam.
(f) [loara]: Failure,
silly bugger (derived from
).
!

(v)
[lyndit]:
Copulate.
(v)
[lysogo v kulake gonjat]: To
masturbate. Literally chase
the bald one through the fist.
(m, \o/) [lytdybr]:
Russian rendering of the Latin
letters that one gets when
typing in Cyrillic
on
a
Russian/English
keyboard with the keyboard
toggled to English (i.e.
lytdybr).

(m)
[ljaguatnik]:
Frog,
Frenchman.
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(f) [ljarva]: 1. Slut; 2.


Bastard. In Slavic mythology
this is the name of a female
spirit that can take over a
womans body to make her
behave in a disrespectable
way.

(f)
[malofja]:
Sperm.

.
:
!
(f) [manda]: Pussy
is more frequently
used. can replace
in most phrases but
not in derived verbal forms.

(f)
[mandavoka]: Pubic louse
usually used to name any
unknown insect.
.

, ,
.
(m) [mand]: 1. Lie,
stupidity, mistake; 2. Female
masturbation.
(m) [mandjuk]: Idiot,
dickhead.

(m)
[maslobojik]:
Wanker
(butter maker).
(m) [mat]: Obscene
language, taboo invectives,
very bad language indeed
(also known as ).
Can be strengthened with the
adjectives or

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(threestoried/multi-storied abuse).
The word initially meant a
loud shout or yell and is still
used a such in the expression
.


!

,
,

?

!
( ..)

(v) [materitsja]:
To swear, to use foul words.
Synonym:
,
.
(n pl)
[maternye slova]: Swear
words, expletives. Also called
.

,
,
,
,

,

.
( , ,
1990)
(v) [macat]: To hug,

to pet, to fell up.


(m) [medved]: See
. The word should be

written in proper
Russian.
(n)
[medunonoje
pironoje]:
Vagina (the sweet pie
between the legs).
(m) [ment]: Policeman,
the fuzz quite often used, if
police officers are out of
earshot. Loaned from Polish,
where mente has been used as
slang for soldiers.

[ment
rodilsja]: A cop was born
(said when sudden silence
appears).
(f) [mentovka]:
Police car, also called
.
(f) [metlka]: Gal,
bird, girl.
(m) [minet]: Fellatio.
From French faire minette - to
perform oral sex on a lady.
,
, ,

.



.
(m) [minetik]:
Male performing oral sex on a
man.

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(f) [minetica]:
Female performing oral sex
on a man.
(m) [minjet]: See
.
[mlja]: Euphemism for
.
(v) [mne
nasrat]: I do not care about it.

(m)
[mozgob]:
Somebody who gets on ones
nerves and is generally
unreliable.

(n)
[mozgobstvo]: Tiresome job,
tedious activity (lit. brain
screwing).

.
:

small
talk.
;

.
..

(f) [morda]: The face.


-
- ,



( , .
2005 ., )
(f) [morkovka]:

Broad, girl, usually in sex


tourism areas (South-East
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Asia, Cuba, sometimes simply


abroad).

,

.
MB3Traveller @

(m) [mosk]: Brain,

derived from . Also


written .

(m)
[moskal]:
Derogatory name for Russian,
used in Ukrainian, Polish and
Belarusian but also sometimes
in Russian (usually to add a
quaint
Ukrainian
note).
Historically the term was used
for
Moscovites
without
negative
undertones
but
acquired that meaning as the
Russian empire expanded
westwards in the 18th century.
The
Ukrainian
verb
means to cheat
(in trade).
(f) [moxnatka]:
Pussy, beaver.
(f) [motschalka]:
Whore, prostitute.
(v) [moit]: To kill,
to
eliminate
physically.
Literally to wet.


( .., 1999 .)
If we find a terrorist in the toilets,
we will polish him off in the
toilets.
(V. Putin, 1999)

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() (pl) [muda
(mudja)]: Testicles the last
syllable is accentuated.
, , ,
,
,
!
(m) [mudak]: Bastard
Ex: ,
Listen, shithead.

,
,
?
( .., 21
1991 .)

So, dear arseholes, are we


done playing?
(M. Gorbaev, 21.08.1991)

(n)
[mudilo]:
Dickhead, idiot a bit more
offensive than .
(m) [mudob]: Idiot,
bore.
(m) [mudozvon]:
Tiresome chatter mouth
literally a testicle ringer.
(m) [multifax]:
Swing, group sex.
(n) [murlo]: The face.

(m)
[musor]:
Policeman. Although the
word also mean garbage
this meaning is borrowed
from Hebrew ( maser
imprisonment, arrest).


,
,
,

,
:
:

--

-- .
(, WWW, 2002)

(\o/)
[muxosransk]:
Fictional
country side settlement far off
modern times and civilisation.
(n) [mylo]: Email
(because of the similar sound,
literally soap).
(pl) [myrki]: Ethnical
central Asians.
(v) [mjat]: To fuck
(literally to wrinkle, to
crush).

[na
kaduju xitruju opu est xuj
vintom]: There will always be
a smarter smart-ass.
[na fig]: see
used with the same
meaning.
[na xaljavu]: for
free, without effort.
[na xuj]: 1. Used in
various expressions:
he can go stuff
himself ; go
to hell;
get lost; 2. Short form of
(See below) with the
same meaning (why?).
(v) [na xuj
poslat]: To refuse, to insult,
to send to hell.
(v) [na xuj
sest]: Experience a streak of
bad luck.
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, ? [na xuj, na
xuja?]: See .
(v) [na xuju
vertet]: To ignore something
literally to let something
turn on the penis. Ex:
!
Frankly, I dont give a damn
about him!.
(v) [na xuju
videt]: 1. Refuse, reject; 2.
Expression of contempt; 3. To
ignore, to disregard.
? [na xuja]: What for?
Why?.
(v) [nabit
mordu]: To beat up.
(v) [nadratsja]: To
piss up, to get wasted.
(v pf) [naebat]: To
con
I was conned out
of one thousand rouble
yesterday.

.

.
,
!

(v)
[naebenitsja]: To get drunk
often followed by the relevant
drink:
got wasted on vodka; see
.
(v) [naebnut]: To
eat greedily.
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(v) [naebnutsja]:
To fall down, to hit oneself
mostly used for unexpected
and heavy fall. Ex:

- yesterday I was
pissed and fell down on the
ice.

(v)
[najeboitsja]: To get drunk,
wasted.
(v) [najiratsja]:
To get pissed.
(v) [nalakatsja]:
To piss up, to get drunk.
(v) [nalizatsja]:
To get drunk.
(v) [napizdit]: To
steal.

(v)
[napizdjurivat]: To lie, talk
rubbish.

(v)
[napizdjaitsja]: To piss up,
to get drunk.
(v)
[nasrat v kompot]: To do
something to spite someone
(to relieve oneself in the fruit
juice).
(v) [nastoebat]:
To bore, to be tiresome.
(v)
[nastraivat skripku]: To
masturbate (to tune the
violin).

() (v) [natjanut glaz na
opu (komu)]: To beat up.

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(\o/) [nax]: Short for


.

(v)
[naxrjukatsja]: To get drunk.
(m) [naxujnik]:
Condom.

(v)
[naxujaritsja]:
To
do
something
useless,
superfluous.

(v)
[naxujaitsja]: To get pissed,
to binge, to drink too much
usually followed by the means
of inebriation:
he got drunk on
vodka ;
see
also
.
(v) [naistit
rylo]: To beat up.
(v)
[najarivat na volossjanke]:
To fuck skillfully.

,

[ne bljad, a estnaja
davalka]: not prostitute, but
honest slut, to be used when
somebody makes too frequent
a use of the expletive
in his speech.
,
[ne v pizdu, ne v
krasnuju armiju]: An unclear
situation, a botched job
(literally neither in the pussy
nor in the red army).
[ne ebt]: Does not
matter, literally does not
copulate Ex:

I dont give a
damn.

(adj)
[nevbenny]: Very big, huge
used to describe something
that impressed the speaker by
its
dimensions.
Literally
unfuckable.

(adj)
[nedobanny]: Idiot, stupid
(who has not been finished
properly).

(m)
[nestojak]:
Impotence.
Also
called
.
[nexuj]: It is vain,
meaningless or useless.
(n
pl) [necenzurnye vyraenija]:
Euphemism
for
obscene
languages (expressions that
do not pass censorship).
[ni za xuj
sobai]: 1. for free; 2. for
nothing, vainly (can be by
accident, stupidly) literally
for less than a dogs penis
Ex: 1 see ?; 2

died for
nothing.
, ! [ni
ljudej, ni bljadej!]: Theres
noone around (no person, no
whore).
[ni xuja]: 1. No way!
(different
opinions);
2.
Nothing; Ex: 2. ,
I
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just noticed that the bottle is


empty.
[ni xuja sebe]:
Exclamation of surprise I
say! Blimey!
(\o/) [niasilil]: I
could not read it all, a
comment usually posted after
long and tedious posts.
Deformation of .
The reason why a post has not
been read entirely can be
explained in detail.

(\o/) [niasilil
patamuta mnoga bukaf]: I
could not read it all too
many letters.

(\o/) [niasilil patamuta


stixi]: I couldnt read it
because its poetry.

(\o/) [niasilil
patamuto vajna i mir]: I
could not read it because it is
as long as war and peace (by
L.Tolstoy)..
(\o/) [niibacco]:
Introductory request for some
kindness
or
indulgence
towards
the
following
comment (dont get mad right
away but). Also written as
.

(\o/)
[nipadeccki]:
Seriously,
deformation of -
(not childishly).
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(m) [nitjak]: Cool,


brilliant, splendid.

.
-
.
( ,
, 1995)
(f) [nonaja

baboka]: Prostitute (Nighttime butterfly).


Synonyms:
,
,
, , ,
, ,
,
,
,
, , ,
, ,
, , .
(m) [nonoj

nosok]: Condom (the night


sock).
(v) [obabit]: 1. to
turn a girl into a woman, to
take her virginity; 2.to get her
pregnant.

(adj)
[obaldenny]:
Awesome,
brilliant, great.
(v) [obaldet]: To be
impressed, to experience awe.
Synonym of .
(f) [obassaka]:
Something
outstandingly
funny (to the extend that the
reader could wet himself),
sometimes written
or . Comes from
(to wet oneself).
(v) [obdirat]: To
rob.

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(m)
[obezjannik]: Jail cell with
bars instead of walls, police
car for the transport of
suspects or inmates (monkeys
cage).
(v) [obidet]: To rape
and debase a fellow inmate.
(f) [obienka]:
Inmate located at the low end
of prisoners hierarchy, forced
to provide sexual favours,
including passive sodomy, to
others.
Also
called
.
(m) [oblom]: Fiasco,
Flop.
(v) [oblomitsja]:
To cock up something, make
a wrong decision.
()
(v)
[obossat(sja)]:
To
wet
oneself.

[obossatsja mono]: Literally


youd wet yourself to
underscore the comic of a
situation, or ironically.
c
(f)
[obestvennica]: Prostitute,
slut.
(f) [obbka]: Fraud,
unfair business.
(f) [ovca]: Woman, girl
(sheep).

[ovcemobil]:
Car driven by a woman
(sheepmobile).

[odin
ebtsja,
drugoy draznitsja, vot kakaja
raznica]: One fucks, the
other teases, thats the
difference used as an
answer to somebody saying
(Whats the
difference?).

[odin raz ne pidaras]: First
time does not count (one
time does not make you a
homosexual). Sometimes a
second verse is quoted:

(and the second time is like
the first).

(adv)
[odnoxujstvenno]: Equal, of
the same poor quality (similar
to ).

(m)
[opezdol,
opizdol]: Idiot, moron.

He who does not finish in time is


a dickhead
(pun relying on the similar
sounding , to be late).
(v) [opizdenet]:

See .
(adv) [ostobelo]:
Boring can be used in the
expression
All this is
boring me to a major extent.
(v) [ostopizdet]:
To tire, get on somebodys
nerves.
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(v) [ostoxuet]: To
tire, get on somebodys
nerves.

(adv)
[ostoxuetelno]: Very well,
brilliantly

(see
). The figure
hundred () is added to
emphasise the positive aspect.
Ex: ?
. How
did you drink yesterday?
Splendidly.

(v
pf)
[otbarabanit]: To screw, to
have sex.
(m) [otmorozok]:
Idiot, jerk.

(v
tr)
[otmudoxat]: To beat up
somebody. Synonym of
but this would hurt
the
victim
more;
see
.
(v tr) [otpizdit]:
To beat up synonym of
but also more
hurtful to the receiving part;
see .
(m) [otsos]: Fellatio.
(v) [otsosi]: Suck! (i.e.
blow me!)
(v) [otebatsja]:
To leave alone, not to disturb.
! (expr) [otebis]:
Piss off!
(v) [ofiget]: To be
surprised, astounded see
.
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(\o/) [offtop]: Off


topic, borrowed from the
English expression. Written in
Cyrillic seems to
be a diminutive (with the -
ending) and was therefore
shortened to a more serious
looking .
(adv) [oxuenno]:
Well,
many

see
.

,
.
( .,
XX , 1992)
(adj) [oxuenny]: 1.

Fantastic; 2. Big, heavy,


massive.
(v) [oxuet]: To be
very annoyed, to blow the
fuses e.g.:
! You may have
overdone it!.

(adv)
[oxuetelno]: Good derived
from (see there); used
as an antonym to .

(adj)
[oxuitelny]:
Brilliant,
magnificent, splendid.
(f) [oxujoka]:
Something
frightfully
unpleasing or ill fitting.
(v) [oxujait]: To
engage in some activity.
(n) [oko]: 1. Anus; 2. A
hole in the ground used as a
toilet. (Literally the little
eye).

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, (n) [padla]:
Bastard, traitor literally
corpse.
(f) [palka]: Penis
stick.
(v) [palku
kinut]: To copulate (to throw
the stick).
(v) [panel]: Place
where street prostitutes wait
for clients. Initially means
pavement.
(m) [papik]: Senior
criminal in an organisation,
usually middle aged and
overweight.
(f) [paraa]: 1. Shit;
2. in prison, the corner or
bucket used as a toilet.
(m) [parajut]:
Condom (parachute).
(v) [parit]: To talk
up, to coax (to steam).

[past
zaxlopni]: Shut your mouth.
(\o/) [patamuta]:
Because (as an answer
without more explanation).
Deformation of
with a supposedly funny
Caucasian accent.

(m)
[pedik]:
Homosexual,
diminutive
derived from the Greek
(via the French
pdraste).
(n) [pedrilo]: Fag,
queer.


-
.
(E-,
)
(f, \o/) [pelotka]:

Female lower naughty bits, by


extension women in general.
From .

(\o/)
[pelotka
britaja]:
good,
attractive (shaved pussy).
(\o/)
[pelotka ne britaja]: bad,
uninteresting (lit. unshaved
pussy).
(\o/) [pervonax]:
Dismissive name for users
competing to post the first
comment in blogs or forums.
(\o/) [pervy nax]:
Typical first comment to any
post, underscoring that the
author is the first. Probably a
contraction of ,
(Im first, screw you).
(v ipf) [perdet]: To
fart. Perfective: .
(v pf) [peret]: 1. To
dig, appreciate. Often used in
youth slang in following
passive construction: ()
(I totally/dont
dig this). 2. To steal, nick (the
corresponding imperfective is
).

(v)
[perexujarit]: To hit with
violence, to beat up.
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(\o/) [pesdato]: Good,


great, brilliant. Corrupted
spelling of .

(m)
[pesdec]:
Deformed
spelling
of
.
(m) [petux]: Man forced
to
assume
a
passive
homosexual role (usually in
jail or in the army), literally
cock.
(\o/) [pey
eo]: Form of praise
( write more).
Alternate spelling:
, ,
.
(m) [pidaras]: See
.
(m) [pidor
gnojny]: Rotten homosexual.
(m) [pidoras]: A
queer, fag, or somebody held
in a similar low esteem (from
the point of view of the one
saying it).
,
.
.., 1962.

(f) [pidorka]: Wool


headwear, the term is neither
flattering for the hat nor for
the wearer.
(f) [pinja]: Worthless
thing, unimportant event.
(f) [pizda]: 1. Cunt,
female lower naughty bits.
,
.
2. Woman, girl.
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:
, , ,
:
, , .
Synonyms: ,
, , .

(f)

[pizda malosolnaja]: young


lady.
(f) [pizda s
uami]: Slut literally a pussy
with ears.
(m) [pizdab]: See
.
(m) [pizdakryl]:
see .

(adj)
[pizdanuty]: Crazy, loony.
(v) [pizdanut]: 1.
to lie; 2. to tell, to talk; 3. to
hit.

.
,
.
(adv) [pizdato]: Well
(see ) ?
. Hows life?
wonderful.
(adj) [pizdaty]:
Good (see )
,
No bullshit!?.
[pizd]: 1. a lie; 2.
mindless
and
useless
discussion.
(f) [pizdjenka]:
Pussy, diminutive form of
.

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( ,
)

[pizdny]: Young
idiot, git ( ,
!).
(v ipf) [pizdet]: 1. To
small-talk

lets chat a bit;


2. to tell lies the verb stems
from , ,
You get on
my nerves, would you mind
stopping it?. !
stop taking the piss.
,

.
(,
, 1999)
(m) [pizdec]: Fiasco,

the end of it all, something


neat. The meaning can be
heavily altered by the context.

!

(v) [pizdit]: 1. to hit,


to beat up; 2. to steal.
(m) [pizdobol]:
Chatter-mouth.

(f)
[pizdobratja]: 1. Group; 2.
Group of mates; 3. unreliable
individuals.

(m)
[pizdob]:
Pejorative term for a person of
little importance.

(v)
[pizdoj nakrytsja]: To crash,
collapse, cease functionning

. My pentium
crashed.
(m) [pizdokryl]:
see .
(m)
[pizdolt]:
Pejorative name for any flying
object.
(f) [pizdomania]:
Sexual obsession (for men).

(m)
[pizdorvanec]: 1. Lad, kid ; 2.
Young idiot; 3. Despicable
individual.

.
,
, , !

(f)
[pizdorvanka]: Female form
of .
(v) [pizdoit]: 1.
To hit, to break; 2. to move.
[pizduj]: Move it!
(m) [pizdun]: Joker,
liar.
(m) [pizdjuk]: 1.
Bastard; 2. kid, lad (
,
a long time ago, when
I was a wee bairn). This is the
word Russians refer to when
they
use
the
English
expression peace Duke.
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(v)
[pizdjulej naveat]: To beat
up. see .
,
.

.

(pl)
[pizdjuli]:
Punishments, beating.
(f) [pizdjulina]:
Something
of
small
importance. Could be loosely
translated as something out
of the pussy. Ex:
? Whats this
thingy?.
(v) [pizdjurit]:
To move, to do something.
(v) [pizdjuxat]:
To move, to do something.
(m) [pizdjunik]:
Meeting point of women.

(m)
[pizdjuonok]:
Lad,
kid
(plural: ), see
.
(v ipf) [pilit]: To nag,
pester (to saw).
.

(m)
[pindos]:
American, citizen of the USA.
Initially the word was a
derogative term for the Black
Sea Greeks, it lost its national
content when passing into
army slang and in the late
1990s was used by Russian
blue helmets in former
Yugoslavia when referring to
American soldiers. It then was
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adopted with that meaning as


common slang.

(m)
[pipec]:
Euphemism replacing ,
sometimes shortened to .

(m)
[pirook]:
Pussy, cunt.
(f) [pistrunja]:
Event of little importance.
(f) [piska]: Genitalia
(male and female, infantile
language). Diminutive form:
.
(\o/) [plakal]: (I)
cried meaning I laughed to
tears. Here the deformation is
a return to pre-revolution
spelling with a final
(apparently this is also used to
convey the impression of a
funny
sounding
foreign
accent). Current orthography
should be .
(f) [ple]: Penis
bald place.

(f)
[pljuschka]:
Unpleasing event.
[po blatu]: Through
relations, connexions, with
kick-backs.
[po fig]: mark of
indifference.
[po xuy]: Shows
indifference
I dont give a damn.
? [podi xuevo]:
Used as a question tag to get a
confirmation or show ones
appreciation.

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? A hundred quid
for nothing. Isnt that
brilliant?.
(f) [podstilka]:
Girl of light virtue (bedding,
litter).
(v) [podebnut]:
To make fun of, to tease.
(v) [poebat]: 1. To
have sex; 2. Marks the lack of
interest ( I
dont give a damn).

(f)
[poeben]:
Something worthless, of little
importance

see
.

( )
,
.
.
( , ,
29/08/2008)
(expr)

[poimat na konik]: To catch


a STD literally to catch
something on the little end.
Ex

I had sex while drunk and
caught some STD.
(v) [pojti
posrat]: To be lost or
damaged close to
(see there) but
more widely used. Ex:

my holidays were wasted.

(v)
[pokazat zakusku]: To vomit
to show the starters.
(m) [poltinnik]:
Fifty (monetary unit).
(v) [poluit
pizdy]: To get beaten up Ex:

he
showed off and got beaten up
right away.
(f) [popa]: Butt, backside
(childish
language).
Diminutive forms: ,
.
(v)
[popast pod tramvaj]: To be
gang-banged (to fall under the
tramway).
(v) [popizdet]: To
talk over, to discuss (mutation
of ).
[popizdili]: 1.
Lets go.
(n) [porevo]: Porn,
pr0n, skin flicks. Willful
deformation
to
avoid
automated filters.
(v) [porot]: To screw,
fuck.

[possossi moju konfetku]:
Invitation (figurative or not
depending on the context) to
fellate literally suck my
sweet.
(f) [potaskuxa]:
Slut.

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(m) [pofigist]:
Nihilist, individual of an
indifferent turn of mind.
(f) [poxabina]:
Filthy language, cursing,
swears.
(m) [poxujizm]:
Absolute indifference.
:
,

(bash.org.ru, 27/08/2008)

(m)
[poxuist]:
Nihilist, individual of an
indifferent turn of mind.
- [po-xuju]: Marks
absolute indifference.
[poxujarili]: Lets
go (derived from ).
[pol]: Figurative
invitation to travel, with a
wide array of possible
destinations: 1. /
in the backside / in
the female genitalia, 2.
to hell, 3.
on the pecker (and not to the
Belgian town Huy, in the
province of Lige).
(m, \o/) [preved]:
Deformation of (hi)
and most prominent word of
the Russian internet slang
known as
( meaning scumbag,
but being used in an ironical
laudative
way).
It
is
caracterised by a deformed
orthography and used by
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youths on forums. The term


is taken from a
watercolor work by John
Lurie (Bear Surprise) in
which a brown bear shouts
surprise at a couple having
intercourse in the wild. The
Russian translation gained
huge popularity and the bear
is now the icon of this slang.
The sentence
is rather popular and a
greeting
between
speakers/writers of the jargon.
The corresponding smilies,
symbolising the bear, are: Y,
\o/.
(m) [pribor]: Testicles
literally the tool, the
cutlery.
(m) [pridurok]:
Idiot, stupid.
(v) [priebatsja]:
To bother, to provoke
somebody.
(v) [pripizdit]:
To arrive, to come.
(v) [prissat]: To
frighten means to wet
oneself, see .
(v) [prixujarit]:
1. To attach, to secure to
something; 2. To lose.
(f) [probljad]:
Superlative
of
.

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(v) [proebat]: To
lose,
to
waste.
(see
).
(v) [proebatsja]:
STo waste ones time, to
behave egoistically.

(f)
[promudobljadskaja
pizdoproebina]:
Highly
offensive expression with
little meaningful content. The
multiple use of rude terms
makes it vulgar.

! [promudobljad
tebja v pro-uenu]: Offensive
way to send somebody to hell,
relying on the accumulation
of vulgar elements to be
offensive.
[propezdolo]:
A sexually attractive person.
(v) [propizdit]:
To pass by.
(v) [Prosrat]: To
lose.
(adj) [pjan]: Drunk (not
offensive, but essential) can
be described with following
terms:
drunk as a shoemaker;
;
;
literally drunk in
the smoke;
;
; drunk
as garbage;
drunk as a shoe

sole, when you can only lie


on the ground by holding on
to it.
(f) [pjanka]: Party,
drinking session.
(m) [razdolbaj]:
Dumbass, retard, idiot.
(v) [razlomat]: To
rape.
(f) [razba]: Wanker
(close to ,
, but a bit less
offensive). Ex:
? .
! Are you done
with the thingy? Nope
Wanker!.
(m) [razbaj]: 1.
Useless git, do no good 2.
Idiot, moron.
,

:
!

?
The boat reaches the shore,
The captain shouts full speed
ahead,
Who gave command over a ship,
To such a dick-head?

(adj)

[razbanny]: Chaotic, poorly


organised.

(v)
[razjebatsja]: To settle the
score, to become quit.
(m) [razjebuj]: A
wanker see ,
. Literally a
useless fuck.
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(f)
[raskladuka]:
Easy
lay
(describing a girl), literally
camp bed.

(adj)
[raspidaty]: Very good, well
(see ) ,
.
Have a look at this
outstanding car.
(m) [raspizdon]: A
scolding.
(m) [raspizdaj]: A
wanker, someone unreliable.
Derived from the noun
.
(v) [rasxujuit]:
To destroy, to demolish.
(f) [rediska]: 1. Bad
person; 2. Moron.
,
!
(\o/) [runimagu]:
Sign of amused appreciation,
deformation of
(I cannot stop myself
from laughing).
(f) [rozetka]: 1.
Clitoris; 2. Navel; 3. Syphilis.

(adj)
[rozovaja]:
Lesbian. Literally rose.
(f) [rugan]: Abuse,
swearing,
profanity.
Synonym: .

(f)
[rugatelstvo]:
Abuse,
swearing, profanity.
(v) [rugat]: To scold,
to abuse, to swear at.
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(v) [rulit]: To rule


(from English), to be the best.
Usually the verb is used in its
English form for the third
person singular (
) but in Russian for
plural ( ).
The verb exists in
standard Russian and means
to taxi (e.g. a plane on the
runway).
(m) [rusak]: Russian,
deformation
of

following the model of, e.g.,


(Pole). Also written
.


.
(Medion on Rybolov.de)

(m) [russak]: See


.
(v ipf) [rygat]: To
burp.
(n) [rylo]: The face.
(f) [rjaxa]: The face.
(v) [s
pizdy sorvatsja]: To turn up
unexpected, suddenly.
[s xuevu duu]:
Very little.
[s xuevu tuu]:
Quite a lot.

[samovo xot v opu ebi]:
Self-critical exclamaion.
(f) [sardelka]:
Penis (small sausage).

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(v) [svalivat]: To
take the French leave, to go
away.
(v) [svodit
posrat]: To lose or damage
something transitive Ex:
,
I
lent him a radio receiver and
he screwed it up.
(f) [svolo]: Rascal,
bastard.
John is scum.
,
, ,
,

(. )

(m) [sekel]: Clitoris.


Sometimes written .
:

.
( ,
)
(f) [sekretutka]:

A usually pretty and young


secretary that has sex with her
boss. Mixture of
and .
(f) [siska]: Tit, breast.

,

( ,
)

(v)

[skommunizdit]: To nick,
steal,
embezzle.
As
communism meant everything
belongs to the people, the
people took what officially
was theirs.



!
(m) [sleng]: Slang (from
English).
(m) [sobljadataj]:
Voyeur.
Deformation
of
(spy, traitor)
under the influence of .
(adj) [sovkovy]:
Soviet, from or in the style of
the USSR, deformation of
.


.

, .
(m) [sovok]: 1. Citizen
of the Soviet Union; 2. The
Soviet Union.
(v) [sorat]: See
.

(f)
[solistka]:
Woman performing oral sex
(solist).
(v ipf) [sosat]: To
blow (in fact the Russians do
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not blow but suck when


fellating).
[sos xuj]:
Clear cut rebuttal, figuratively
implying that the other person
performs oral sex on men.
(\o/) [sotona]: Derived
from (Satan), this
word has a positive meaning,
it implies a devilishly good
individual. In a comment, it
can be strengthened with the
adjective .
! the
author is a hell of good one.
, (\o/)
[spasiba padrail]: Standard
comment to a post of erotic
content (text or picture), often
laudative but also ironical.
Deformation of ,
.
(v) [speret]: To steal,
to nick. Imprefective of
.

(m)
[spermatoksikoz]: State of
men that are eager to have
intercourse.
(v) [spizdit]: To
nick, to steal.
-
,
,
!

(v)
[spizdrjaitsja]:
To
fall
seriously ill, to die.
(m) [spinogryz]:
Child, kid (spine-nagger).
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(f) [sraka]: Arse,


arsehole.

(adj)
[srany]:
Execrated, shitty.
.
,
,
,
?
( .., 2003)
Bagdad will be your grave. Got
that,
George,
you
pityful
cowboy?
(V. Zhirinovsky, 2003)
(v) [ssrat]: To shit, to

defecate.
(v) [ssat]: To piss, to
pass water, quite an offensive
verb.
,
,
,
.
(f) [ssaka]: Pussy.
Also written , derived
from the verb .
(m) [ssykun]: Pisser,
bed wetter, person with a
weak bladder, figuratively a
coward.
(m) [stakanovec]:
Elite drinker, drunkard. A
mixture
of

(stakhanovist, seeking to
exceed the plans demands)
and (glass).
(m) [stvol]: 1. 100
rouble; 2. Gun.

(f)
[stelka]:
Prostitute.
(f) [sterva]: Slut, bitch.
Quite rude. Can be made even
more offensive through the

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use of adjectives
. Male form (rare):
.

,
, ,

.
( )

(m)
[stolnik]:
Hundred quid (monetary
unit).
() (v)
[streljat (sigaretu)]: To bum
(a cigarette).
(adv) [strmno]: 1.
Dangerous, frightening; 2.
Weird, funny.
(v) [strukat]: To
piss.
(m) [stuka]: Traitor,
informer.
(f) [suka]: Bitch,
untrustworthy
woman.
Diminutive: .
, !

.
,
,

( .)

(m) [sukin syn]:


Son of a bitch.

(v)
[sxujvovatsja]: To worsen,
to get back.
I felt ill.
(v) [sxujarit]: To
steal. see .
(\o/) [scuko]: Corrupted
spelling of .
.
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.
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(v) [scyrkat]: To
pee, piss.
(v) [sebatsja]: To
get away, to leave, to flee.
(v) [taraxtet]: To
fuck, to screw.

(f)
[tlka]: Girl
(heifer).
(v) [teretsja]: To
fuck.
(v) [tibrit]: To nick,
steal.
(f) [titka]: Tit, breast.
(m) [tolok]: Toilet,
outhouse.
(f) [tonna]: Thousand
(a ton).
(f) [traxalka]: 1.
Whore; 2. Slut.
(n) [traxane]: Sex,
intercourse.
(v ipf trans) [traxat]:
To fuck, copulate see
.
, ,
,
,
.
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(v intr) [traxatsja]:
1. To screw, copulate (cf.
);


To fuck all night with a new
girl
2. To do a tedious, unpopular
job.


To waste the night installing
a new software.
(v pf) [traxnut]: 1.
To thunder ( :
the thunder rolls); 2. To hit, to
do something loud and
violent; 3. To copulate.
(m) [traxodrom]:
1. fuck-o-drome, Bordel; 2.
Bed, chamber. The word is a
mix of the Slavic root
(see above) and Greek
(competition, racing track).
(m) [trp]: Talk, chatter.
[tri bukvy]: Penis
three letters, euphemism
referring to the spelling of a
very rude term.
(pl) [tri
veslyx bukvy]: Euphemism
for (three happy letters).

(m)
[trimandoblyski pizdoprob]:
No
definite
translation
available. Generally offensive
way to name somebody else.

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(f)
[truenica kojki]: Prostitute
(worker of the bed).
Synonyms:
,
,
, , ,
, ,
,
,
,
,
,

, , ,
, , ,
, , ,
.
(m) [trjas]: Idiot, moron.
(v) [tusovatsja]:

To party, go out with friends.


(f) [tusovka]: 1.
Group of (young) friends; 2.
Party, meeting place.
[Ty
menja pridolbil]: Youre
getting on my nerves.
[ty
mne Vanku ne valjay]: Dont
make yourself more stupid
than you are. Literally dont
you Vanka me (Vanka, or
Little John, is the usual name
of the village idiot a job
which does not have to be
negative in Russia).
(f) [tjurjaga]: Jail,
prison.
(v) [tjanut za
xuj]: To do something without
enthusiasm.

(\o/)
[ubejsibjaapstenu]: Negative
assessment of the author of a
post, who is invited to kill
himself against a wall in

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proper Russian
.
(m) [ubljudok]:
Bastard.

,
.
(. ,
)
(f) [ubornaja]: Toilet.
(m) [ugol]: Old name for

25-Rouble banknotes, that


circulated in Russia until the
1990s.

(v)
[ugondonit]: To kill.
(m) [ud]: Member (body
part), euphemism for penis.
See .
(v) [uebat]: 1. To hit;
2. to convince.

(n)
[ubie]:
Monster, freak.
(m) [ubok]: Weak,
useless
and
disposable
individual.
(v) [ubyvatsja]:
To run away, to flee.
(m, \o/) [uos]: Sign of
thrilling
surprise,
from
.
(f) [ulinaja
feja]:
Euphemism
for
prostitute (Street fairy).
(v) [upizdit]: To
beat up.
(f) [urka]: Inmate,
prisoner.
(m) [urod]: Monster.

,
,

The bleeding fuzz stopped me.


(m) [urjuk]: Ethnic slur
for Central Asians.
(\o/) [Urjupinsk]:
Russian city of the Volgograd
Region, which name is widely
used as a synonym for deepest
province,
untouched
by
modern times (some people
even ignore it is a real city
and think of it as a fictional
place). Its popularity is
comparable only to that of
Bobruysk.
(m, \o/) [uasneg]:
Participant, derived from
.
(v) [fabat]: To blow,
lick, to perform oral sex
(independently from
the
participants gender).
(v ipf) [fakat]: To
fuck, copulate, from the
English verb to fuck.
(f) [fenja]: Jive, prison
talk, thieves jargon.
(f) [feja]: See
.
(m) [fig]: See .
(f) [figa]: Penis fig.
Also an obscene gesture (akin
to flipping the bird): the fist is
shown with the thumb
between the top to fingers (see
also ).
(\o/) [figassje]: Show
of incredulity. Short for
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, it can sometimes
be written .
(f) [fignja]: See
.

(adj)
[figovy]:
Rotten, worthless, useless.
(\o/) [fortoki]:
Russian name for Windows
(means in fact just that
small window panes).
() (\o/) [fotoop(a)]:
Ironical
nickname
of
Photoshop ( ass).

(\o/)
[fpestu]:
Deformation of .
(f)
[francuzskaja
apoka]:
Condom (French cap).
(\o/) [ftemu]: Form of
praise
and
approval,
deformation of .
(\o/) [ftykat]: 1. To
read. Logically a reader is
called ; 2. to get
it, to understand.
(m) [fuj]: Penis
euphemism
obtained
by
modifying the initial letter.
,
,
,
.
(. )

(f) [fuflra]:
Woman performing oral sex
on a man.
(n) [fuflo]: Something
of bad quality and little
importance.
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(v ipf) [xavat]: To
munch, to eat.
(m) [xavik]: Grub,
food.
(f) [xaljava]: 1.
Freebie, something that can be
obtained
easily;
2.
figuratively: promiscuous girl.
(m) [xaljavik]:
free lunch hunter, somebody
who likes to get everything
for free.
(v) [xapat]: To nick,
to steal also used in the
expression

:
to
smoke
marijuana.
(f) [xarja]: Face.
, !
The blows in my face, but I keep
going!
(m) [xaxal]: Male

lover (of a woman), sexual


partner.
(m) [xaik]: Insulting
name for individuals from the
Caucasus. Be careful, this is
very rude. Initially it is an
Armenian Christian name
( meaning small
cross and the diminutive
form of
Khachatur).
(m) [xvost]: Penis
tail.
(m) [xer]: Penis Slavonic
name of the letter X (also
written H or Kh in Latin
letters), which is the initial of

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the most common word for


penis.
() (\o/) [xer s
nim (s nej)]: The hell with
him (with her).
(\o/) [XZ]: Short form of
.
(f) [xitraja
opa]: Smart ass.

(adj)
[xitroopy]: Smartass.
(m) [xlebalnik]:
The face.
[xot by xuj]:
Underlines the disinterest
(whatever).
(m) [xoxol]: Ukrainian
quite insulting (the feminine
is ). The word
was supposedly used to name
the Poles in the 16th-17th
century (when Poland ruled
most of Western Ukraine) and
means
tuft
of
hair
(traditional
hair-style
of
Cossacks).
(m) [xren]: Penis
literally
horseradish.
can replace or
in 90% of the
expressions.
The
word
is not very strong,
is rude and is
very vulgar. This gives the
opportunity to express one
idea with different degrees of
rudeness.

(v) [xrenait]: 1.
To beat up; 2. To do
something quickly, in a hurry.
(f) [xrenovina]:
Something useless, nonsense,
thingy.
(adj) [xrenovyj]:
Bad, poor, rotten.
(f) [xrenoten]:
Thingy, undefined item of
little value.
(pl) [xrusty]: Money,
bills (crackling ones).
(f) [xudobina]:
Skinny person (pejorative).
(f) [xuben]: 1.
thingy, non descript item ; 2. a
dire straight ; 3. a bad deed.
(f) [xuebratija]: 1.
Group
of
unreliable
individuals; 2. Pejorative
description of any group.
(v) [xuv
nasovat]: 1. To insult, to call
names; 2. to scold.

(adj)
[xuevatenky]: Badly, derived
from

with
a
diminutive suffix.
(adv)
[xuevato]:
Badly, derived from
with a diminutive suffix.
(f) [xuvina]: 1.
Thing, some nondescript
device; 2. Something of little
importance.
(v) [xuvniat]:
1. To do something to spite
somebody; 2. To waste time
on useless things.
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(adv) [xuvo]: (Very)


badly (see )
? . How are
things? rotten.
,

He who swears has had a fuckedup upbringing.
(adj) [xuvy]: Fucked-

up, screwed, bad (antonym:


)

The bad
days are here.
(m) [xueglot]: 1. Petty
individual; 2. Dumbass; 3.
Passive homosexual (literally
penis swallower).
(m) [xuegryz]: See
. Literally penis
nibbler.

(v) [xujem grui okolaivat]:
hang around doing nothing,
waste time literally hit a
peartree with the penis to
make the pears fall down.
-
[xum-bum]:
Suddenly, without warning.
- [xu-mo]: Expletive
showing surprise or contempt.
(n) [xuemyrlo]:
Blunt and stupid face without
many expression.
(m) [xueplt]: A
show off, chatter-mouth;
literally penis weaver. See
also .
(n) [xueputalo]:
Chatter-mouth whose endless
talk does not get to the point.
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(f)
[xueta]:
1.
Something
of
small
importance; 2. vain activity;
3. endless trouble; 4. a non
descript device, thingy.
(f) [xueten]: 1.
Something stupid ; 2.
Something of bad make.
(v) [xuj pinat]:
To waste time, to hang around
literally to kick penisses.
(f) [xuila]: Big and
stupid individual.
(m) [xuj]: 1. Cock, dick,
prick in short a strong
word for the penis, that you
should be cautious not to
repeat in public.
2. Pejorative synecdoche for a
man in general.
,
.
- , ?
3. Idiot, moron.
4. Almost every remotely
phallus-shaped thing.
5. This word is so widely used,
that it can have almost any
meaning, depending on the
context.
The etymology of is
Slavic and stems from a
Slavonic root that has also
given
the
words
(needle,
branches
of
conifers) and (tail).
The term or chuj has the
same meaning in Ukrainian,
Polish and Slovak as in
Russian; the first written

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occurrence in Russia are to be


found on old Novgorodian
birch bark documents, and
pre-date the Mongol invasion.
Therefore
the
popular
etymologies claiming the
word is of Tatar origin can
safely be disregarded as an
attempt to blame foreigners
for the perceived vulgarity of
one aspect of Russian
language. This of course also
applies to the ludicrous Latin
etymology suggested by some
(deriving the word from huic).
Note that the usual English
transcription
(not
the
scientific one used in this
document) is huy, which
explains why the town Huy
(province Lige) is an endless
source of amusement for dirty
minded Russian speakers.
Following Chinese symbols
also prompt a smile from
Russians: , , , , ,
, , , , , , , ,
, , , , , , , ,
, , , , , , , ,
, , , , , . They
are all pronounced hui (hu,
hu, hu, hu) and mean,
amongst other, beak, grey,
ash, to turn, taboo, vast, dark,
cooked, to shine, banner,
bribe, dirty, wise, symbol, to
destroy, to paint, herbs,

sunlight, to converge, to
teach, to direct, meeting. The
Vietnamese verb meaning to
mobilise also bears a bilingual
humourous potential: huy
ng; while the verb hy
means to destroy.
Synonyms: , , ,
, , ,
,
,
,
,
,
,
, , ,
, , , , , , , , ,
, , .
Derived
terms:
,
, , ,
,
,
, , ,
,
,
,
,
, , ,
,
,
, , ,
, , ,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
, , , ,
,
,
,
, , .
() (m) [xuj v

rot (v opu)]: Categorical


refusal.
(m) [xuj vany]:
1. The boss, any person of
authority; 2. Somebody with
too much self esteem.
[xuj evo znaet]:
Nobody knows.
, (v)
[xuj zabit, poloit]: To
ignore, neglect.
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[xuj znaet to]:


1. Something, God knows
what.
(v)
[xuj k nosu prikinut]: To
think
something
over
thouroughly.

(, ,
, ) [xuj
morovy, gollandskij, mamin,
s gory, stoptannyj]: Idiot,
clumsy person.
[xuj ne stoit]:
is not worth it (not worth a
penis).
(m) [xuj
nemity]:
Smelly,
dirty
individual.
[xuj noeval]: is
missing.
(v) [xuj
pokazat]: refuse, reject a
proposal.
[xuj s nim]: Shows
the lack of interest for
somebody (the hell with him).
! [xuj tebe
za eku]: Stuff it!.
!
[xuj tebe na postnom masle]:
Stick it where the sun does
not shine.
(n) [xujlo]: Big and
stupid individual.
(v) [xujnj
stradat]: To do something
useless, waste time.
(v) [xujnut]: 1. To
hit; 2. To do something.
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(v) [xujnju
sporot]: 1. To talk nonsense;
2. to do something different
from what was asked.

(f)
[xujnja]:
1.
Something useless or of poor
quality. ?
Hows the beer?
Forget it, (

War
is
unimportant,
manoeuvres are the main
thing);
2. A dire strait, problems;
3. a non descript device of little
importance.
unscrew that
thingy.

,

!
-
[xuj-evo]:
1.
Nothing;
2.
Something
incomprehensible.
[xuli]: 1. What (
? What shall we
do?); 2. Why (
?! Why are you
taking the piss?).
- [xu-xu]: Penis
euphemism.
- -?
!
[xuja]:
Insulting
expression of refusal.
! [xujak]: Expletive.
(v) [xujarit]: To go,
to drive, to move forward.

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(\o/) [xujasse]: Sign of

surprise, contraction of
.
(v) [xujait]: 1. to
go somewhere, to walk; 2. To
hit.
(m) [cvetok
asfalta]: Prositute asphalt
flower.
(f) [celka]: Virgin (only
female) whole.
,
,
.
,
,
.
(,
) (v) [celku lomat
(slomat, prolomit)]: To
deflower.
(m) [cirk]: Group sex,
orgy circus.
(f) [cypka]: Attractive
young lady chick.
(f) [cyrva]: bird, girl
(disrespectful).
(m) [ajnik]: Idiot,
beginner,
inexperienced
person. Lit. teapot.
(m) [asovik]:
Customer of a prostitute for
an hour.
(m) [ervonec]: Ten
rouble, a tenner (monetary
unit). The term stems from the
Polish word czerwony zoty

meaning red gold (a hig


value gold coin). Diminutive:
.
(v) [erez
xuy kinut]: To con.

(adj)
[ernoopy]: Dark skinned
person or, more specifically,
individual from the Caucasus.
Literally: black-ass.

,
,

, ,

(Pofig.com, 12/2006)

(f) [iksa]: Bird, girl,


chick. Probably a loanword
from Hebrew ( )via the
Yiddish (). Possibly also
influenced by English chick
and Spanish chica.
(m) [len]: Penis
member (double meaning as
in English).
(n) [mo]: Bloke,
unimportant
individual.
Supposedly the initials of

(person from the Moscow
region),
that
Moscow
residents look down upon.
(v) [mokatsja]:
To kiss (derived from ,
an kissing onomatopea).
(adj) [oknuty]:
Crazy, eccentric, loony.
? [to za
bljadstvo?]: What the fuck?
whats this all about then?.
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(m) [uvak]: Bloke,


guy.
, ,
,

.
(f) [uvixa]: Bird,
chick, girl.
(m) [urban]: Ethnic
slur for Central Asians.
(m) [urka]: Ethnic slur
for Asians from the former
Soviet Union, it can include
Caucasians
(Georgians,
Armenians).

(m)
[uxonec]:
Pejorative name for Finns
(female form ).
Finland can be called
. Initially this was the
name of a Finno-Ugrian tribe
living in the vicinity of StPetersburg and was then used
to for Estonians before getting
the current meaning.
(f) [ajka]: Group of
same minded individuals,
usually with criminal or
immoral goals.
(f) [alava]: Slut
can be used as .

.
,
.
(m) [ampur]: Penis,
skewer.
(f) [apoka]: Little
cap, hood used in
following
expressions:
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,
.
(f pl)
[apoki bliznecov]: bra (the
twins caps).
(v) [arit]: To master
a subject, to have a good
knowledge of something.


You have to know about the
settings of modems.

(v)

[scharobitsja]: To hang out


wasting time.
(f) [vabra]: Whore.

(f)
[vedskaja
semja]:
Threesome, mnage trois
(Swedish family).
(v) [vorit]: To
copulate.

(f)
[vorka]:
Intercourse.
(f) [erst]: Female
genitalia, pubic hair (wool).
Used in following expression
(not on its own):
, .

(f)
[erstjanaja kraa]: Rape
(wool theft).

(m)
[erstjanoj vor]: Rapist (wool
thief).
(n) [ilo w
ope]: restlessness.
(m) [i]: Penis.
(f) [konka]: Bed.

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(f) [ljuxa]: Prostitute,


slut.
,
,

.
( )


prostitution is a profession,
being a slut is a state of mind
Synonyms:
,
,
, , ,
, ,
,
,
,
,
,

,
,
, ,
, .

(m)
[majser]:

Penis, initially the name of


German machine guns during
WWII (which have an
elongated, phallus-like shape).
(f) [monka]: 1.
Pussy, female naughty bits; 2.
Slut, prostitute.

(pl)
[motki]:
Clothes, rags.
- (f) [obla-bla]:
Pejorative term for a small,
badly organised group.
(f) [pana]: Riff-raff,
small time criminals.


.

.
( ,
,
1999)
(f) [pargalka]:

Crib, cheat slip. Comes from


Polish szparga (Paper).
(f) [tuka]: Thousand
(item,
thing).

thousand US
dollars.

(v)
[tukaturitsja]: To apply
make-up.

(m)
[tucer]:
Thousand.
(m) [ekotun]:
Penis
of modest
size,
tickler.
(v) [lkat]: To
take a picture, a snapshot.
(f) [el]: Slit, female
genitalia. Diminutive : .
,
,
! ,

!
(v) [upat]: To feel
up, to pet.
(v) [upat
oko]: To bugger (pet the
little eye).
(\o/) [y]: Symbolises
laughter, the letter is often
repeated to underline the
intensity of laughs ().
The letter is sometimes used
as a short form for the English
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acronym lol (laughing out


loud), as it looks quite similar.

(m)
[goistik]:
Walkman, portable MP3Player or any kind of device
with headphones cutting the
user off from the surrounding
world.
(m) [kler]: Penis
(clair /pastry/).
,
,
.
,
.

.
( ,
)

(m)

[lektrotucer]: Vibrator with


an electric cable (
initially means a gun with a
sawn off barrel and comes
from German stutzen to cut
back).
(f) [stafeta]: Gangbang, one woman having sex
with a number of partners in a
row (relay).
(f) [ka]: Young
prostitute.
(m) [jubonik]:
Skirt chaser ( skirt).
(\o/) [juzat]: To use,
borrowed from the English
verb.
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(\o/) [juzver]: User


(computer slang). Pejorative
name mixing the English user
and Russian (wild
animal).

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(m) [juks]: Money, one


rouble. From Finnish yksi
one.
(f) [julda]: Dick, cock.
Alternative spelling of .
(m) [julda]: Fucker,
lover, sex partner.
(v) [juldait]: To
screw, fuck.

(m)
[julda]:
Disrespectful
name
for
Uzbeks, Central Asians.
(m) [jus]: Yankee,
American (deroved from
English US).
(m) [jadrn
baton]: Exclamation, not quite
as vulgar as .
(v) [jadrit]: To fuck.
Derived
from

(nucleus, seed).


.
, ,
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(f) [jainica]: The


result of a kick in the nuts.
Literally scrambled eggs
(see ).
(n pl) [jajca]: Nuts,
testicles the eggs.

,

.
(f) [jalda]: Dick, cock,
penis. Variant of .
(v) [jarit]: To jerk off,
to masturbate.
(m) [jaik]: Television,
telly. Literally box.

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(adv.)
[adnaznana]:
Phonetic
rendering of
(unambiguously), a word
often used by politicians,
especially V. Zhirinovsky.
(adj., m.) [adstoj]:
Misspelling
of
,
which means sediment but has
gained the colloquial meaning
bullshit, crap (the words
carries a notion close to
remainder).
Sometimes
written , .

(adj.,
m.)
[albanskij]: Although the
initial meaning is Albanian,
this has come to mean
Russian language in general
or the present slang in
particular. The origin of this
new meaning is the naive
ignorance of an American
livejournal user confronted
with a script he could not read
(Russian). Eventually he was
told to learn Albanian and
the sentence
is now used as an invitation to
people making mistakes in
Russian or in this jargon.
Sometimes
written
.
? [aPVS]: Short for
?,
which is
? pronounced
with a supposedly Jewish
accent.

(m) [aftar]: Author,


deformation
of .
Alternate
orthography:
. The author is usually
the writer of an internet post
(in a blog or on a forum).
-,
,
,
,
.
Split on home-media.ru

[afftar t]:
the author rules, one of the
highest sign of respect and
widely used appreciative
comment. In proper Russian it
should
read:

(i.e. the author sets


on fire).
/: short for
,
(the author rules, the post is
great). Antonym of /
(see below).
[aXZ]: Acronym for
// , usually
given as an evasive answer
with a varying level of
rudeness depending on the
middle word implied.
(adj., m.) [acckij]:
Derived from hellish. It can convey both the
meaning of something which
is good, strong or the opposite
meaning of something bad.
[Babrujsk]: City in
Belarus (Mogilev province),

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which is written that way in


Belarusian but should be spelt
with an o in Russian. For
some reason this city, as
Uryupinsk (), is
immensely popular
with
internet users, most of whom
have probably never been nor
will ever be there. It can be
found in following sentences:
, !,
, .
Two books are usually cited
as the source of Bobruysks
fame: one excerpt from Ilf and
Petrovs :
- !

. -

,
.
?

? -
. -

? ?

..
or
Vladimir
Sorokins
:
?
?

?
?
?
?
?
?
? , ?
, ? ?
?
? ? ? ?
,
?

? , ?
? ,
? , ? ,
? , ?
(m) [bajan]: An old hat,
i.e. a story which has been
told many times before. Used
on forums to mention the post
is repeating an older one.
Alternative spelling: ,
, . The initial
meaning of the word is
accordion and it is part of a
joke that was published over
and over again on anekdot.ru
( ,
- we buried the
mother in law and ripped
apart
two
accordions,
implying great fun in the
process). There even is a
smiley for this: [:]||||||||||[:] or
[:]\/\/\/[:].

[bljapalifsjenaxujmudaki]:
Expression of exasperation
and anger with the users
around. Contraction of ,
,
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(damn, go all fuck yourselves,


dickheads)
which
is
sometimes
shortened
as
.
/ [b/p]: Honestly, no
kidding. Short for
.
[bugaga]: Symbolises
laughter (ha-ha-ha).
[danunax]: Mark of
disbelief, contraction of
(well you dont
say... that cannot be).
(m) [dnivnig]: Diary
or blog, deformation of
.
(m) [droer]: Wanker,
internet porn consumer. This
depreciating name reportedly
comes from the designation of
adult website visitors by
webmasters of those sites.
(f) [est]: Impressive,
awe-inspiring, distortion of
(hard, tough). Can
also be written as ,
, .
(m) [zaot]: Form of
praise referring to university
exams with two possible
results - - /
passed - failed. Alternative
spelling: .
(Adj. m.) [zaotnyj]:
Very good, neat.
[ZFB]: High form of
praise for the commented
remark. Acronym of

,
a
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transliteration from English


(the fucking best).
[IMXO]: Russian
transliteration of IMHO (in
my
humble
opinion).
Sometimes explained as the
acronym of
(meaning
loosely I have an opinion
which you cannot contest).
[ipacca]: Deformed
spelling of (slang
verb for intercourse or some
tedious activity).

[ispactula]:
Deformation of
(from under the chair),
implying that the person
writing fell of his chair from
laughing. Form of praise for
the comments or posts above.
[ja]: I, phonetic spelling of
.
(m) [jad]: Poison,
deformed spelling of .
Usually used in the sentence
(drink poison) to
underline ones disagreement
with the opinion of somebody
else (who should therefore
rather leave this vale of tear
voluntarily).
[jopta]: Exclamation of
surprise, also written as ,
or . Derived
from .
[jux]: South (), this
word is particularly amusing
because it is actually spelt
backwards. Gives a second

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meaning to the harmless


sentence
(in Autumn
all birds fly south / go to hell).
/ [KG/AM]: Dismissive
comment on a post, stands for

(the text is bullshit


and the author an arse).

[kagdila]:
Deformation of ?
(How do you do?).
[kament]: Comment,
message posted on a blog or a
forum as a reply to the lead
post. Correct Russian term:
.
[kriatiff]: Post,
message of some supposed or
real creative value (poetry,
literature...). Derived from
. Alternate spelling:
, .

[krivetko]:
Deformation of
(Shrimp). Can be used as an
ironical light insult ( - you are one
wretched shrimp), and also as
a form of ironical self-praise
( - ). The origin is
unclear, usually it is linked to
the bash.org.ru quote shown
below (another quote implies
that it would actually be a
Russian answer to the English
question who is Lobstarr?
that would have been written
on a university desk), but the
word
has
gained
an

impressive popularity within a


very short time.
...


...

:
!...
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(m) [krosaveg]:
Deformation of
(handsome man or dandy)
usually used as a slightly
ironic form of praise.
Alternate
spelling:
.

[kton(i)t]:
Contraction of -
(someone,
anybody).
Alternate spelling: .

(m)
[lytdybr]:
Russian rendering of the Latin
letters that one gets when
typing in Cyrillic
on
a
Russian/English
keyboard with the keyboard
toggled to English (i.e.
lytdybr).

[medved]:
See
. The word should be
written in proper
Russian.
[mosk]: Brain, derived
from . Also written
.
[nax]: Short for .
[niasilil]: I could
not read it all, a comment
usually posted after long and
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tedious posts. Deformation of


. The reason why
a post has not been read
entirely can be explained as
follows:

: I could not
read it all - too many letters.

: I could not
read it because it is as long as
war and peace (by L.Tolstoy).

: I couldnt read it
because its poetry.

[niibacco]:
Introductory request for some
kindness
or
indulgence
towards
the
following
comment (dont get mad right
away but...). Also written as
.

[obassaka]:
Something
outstandingly
funny (to the extend that the
reader could wet himself),
sometimes written
or . Comes from
(to wet oneself).
[offtop]: Off topic,
borrowed from the English
expression. Written in Cyrillic
seems to be a
diminutive (with the -
ending) and was therefore
shortened to a more serious
looking .

[patamuta]:
Because (as an answer
without more explanation).
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Deformation of
with a supposedly funny
Caucasian accent.
(f) [pelotka]: Female
lower naughty bits, by
extension women in general.
From .
: bad,
uninteresting (lit. unshaved
pussy).
: good,
attractive (shaved pussy).
[pesdato]: Good,
great, brilliant. Corrupted
spelling of .
[pesdec]: Deformed
spelling of .
[pey eo]:
Form of praise ( write
more).
Alternate
spelling: ,
, .

[pervonax]:
Dismissive name for users
competing to post the first
comment in blogs or forums.
[pervyj nax]:
Typical first comment to any
post, underscoring that the
author is the first. Probably a
contraction of ,
(Im first, screw you).
[plakal]: (I) cried meaning I laughed to tears.
Here the deformation is a
return
to
pre-revolution
spelling with a final
(apparently this is also used to
convey the impression of a
funny
sounding
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accent). Current orthography


should be .
[porevo]: Porn, pr0n,
skin
flicks.
Willful
deformation
to
avoid
automated filters.
[preved]: Deformation
of (hi) and most
prominent word of this
Russian internet slang (known
as - scumbag
talk). The term is
taken from a watercolour
work of John Lurie (Bear
Surprise) in which a brown
bear shouts surprise at a
couple having intercourse in
the wild. The Russian
translation
gained
huge
popularity and the bear is now
the icon of this slang. The
sentence is
rather popular and a greeting
between speakers/writers of
the jargon. The corresponding
smilies, symbolising the bear,
are: Y, \o/.
[runimagu]: Sign
of
amused
appreciation,
deformation of -
(I cannot stop myself
from laughing).
[rulit]: To rule (from
English), to be the best.
Usually the verb is used in its
English form for the third
person singular (
) but in Russian for
plural ( ).
The verb exists in

standard Russian and means


to taxi (e.g. a plane on the
runway).
[sotona]: Derived
from (Satan), this
word has a positive meaning,
it implies a devilishly good
individual. In a comment, it
can be strengthened with the
adjective .
! - the
author is a hell of good one.
[scuko]: Corrupted
spelling of .
.
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[ubejsibjaapstenu]: Negative
assessment of the author of a
post, who is invited to kill
himself against a wall - in
proper Russian
.
(m) [uos]: Sign of
thrilling
surprise,
from
.

[Urjupinsk]:
Russian city of the Volgograd
Region, which name is widely
used as a synonym for deepest
province,
untouched
by
modern times (some people
even ignore it is a real city
and think of it as a fictional
place). Its popularity is
comparable only to that of
Bobruysk.
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(m)
[uasneg]:
Participant, derived from
.
[figassje]: Show of
incredulity. Short for
, it can sometimes
be written .
[fortoki]: Russian
name for Windows (means in
fact just that - small window
panes).
()
[fotoop(a)]:
Ironical
nickname
of
Photoshop ( - ass).
[fpestu]: Deformation
of .
[ftemu]: Form of praise
and approval, deformation of
.
[ftykat]: To read.
Logically a reader is called
.

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[XZ]: Short form of


.
[xujasse]: Sign of
surprise, contraction of
.
[y]: Symbolises laughter,
the letter is often repeated to
underline the intensity of
laughs (...). The letter is
sometimes used as a short
form for the English acronym
lol (laughing out loud), as it
looks quite similar.
[yuzat]: To use,
borrowed from the English
verb.
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Rules
This slang appeared with the development of electronic
communication means (IRCs, chats, blogs, forums, SMS ) and is
mostly a written slang popular amongst younger Internet users. It
bases on colloquial Russian and plays on the orthography of words,
partly simplifying them according to phonetics ( becomes
), by merging two or more words into one () but
also complicating them on purpose ( becomes ). The terms that
are specific to the slang are mostly borrowed from English (
from comment), with few exceptions (such as ). In this
slang words ending in -a are often turned into neutral terms (with a
final -o).
Some rules behind scumbags slang:
Scumbags slang
Standard Russian
Example
replacement
- ending
-, -
-
- ending
-, -, -, - -
, unstressed

-
, unstressed

-
, unstressed

-
, unstressed

-
, unstressed
,
-
, stressed

-
, stressed

,
-

c
-

-
, final or followed

-
by a consonnant

, ,
-
,
,

-
-
-
-
-
-

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