Kossack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Kos and cossack. From Daily Kos, which is derived in turn from Kos, nickname of the blog's founder Markos Moulitsas.

Noun[edit]

Kossack (plural Kossacks)

  1. (US, politics, Internet slang) A member of the progressive US blogging community Daily Kos.
    • 2005 March 2, Dean Barnett, “Kos Party”:
      Opined one Kossack: "His blood is also on Bush's hands."
    • 2006 June 25, David Brooks, “Respect Must Be Paid”:
      The Kingpin had instructed his Kossack cultists to support Brown's Democratic primary rival, Paul Hackett.

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