Cossack



[kos-ak, -uh k] /ˈkɒs æk, -ək/

noun
1.
(especially in czarist Russia) a person belonging to any of certain groups of Slavs living chiefly in the southern part of Russia in Europe and forming an elite corps of horsemen.
/ˈkɒsæk/
noun
1.
(formerly) any of the free warrior-peasants of chiefly East Slavonic descent who lived in communes, esp in Ukraine, and served as cavalry under the tsars
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Cossacks: a Cossack dance
n.

1590s, from Russian kozak, from Turkish kazak “adventurer, guerilla, nomad,” from qaz “to wander.” The same Turkic root is the source of the people-name Kazakh and the nation of Kazakhstan.

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