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n, adj, pl Russ or Russes
1. (Peoples) an archaic word for Russian
2. (Languages) an archaic word for Russian


abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Russia (international car registration)
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n., adj.
Archaic. Russian.
[1565–75; ultimately < Old Russian Rusĭ the East Slavic–speaking lands and peoples]


or Russ,

1. Russia.
2. Russian.
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Could he but feel the throat of the Russ fiend beneath his steel fingers!
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Over the past 25 years, Russ treated everyone--from clients and readers, to his peers--with the utmost respect and friendship.
In my tenure at Shooting Industry, beginning in early 2013 and serving as its editor since the May 2015 issue, I've learned an incredible amount from Russ on certain tangibles like how to run the magazine, establish connections within the industry and write meaningful content for our readership--but also intangibles like the importance of communication to lead a team and the value of the "bigger picture."