хохол

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic, from Proto-Slavic *xoxolъ, cf. Polish chachoł and Czech chochol.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

хохо́л ‎(xoxólm inan, m anim ‎(genitive хохла́, nominative plural хохлы́, feminine хохлу́шка or хохля́чка)

  1. (inanimate) topknot
  2. (animate, pejorative) a Ukrainian, khokhol

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Originally the term was for Ukrainians, Belarusians and Zaporizhzhia Cossacks and also for simple people ("В князья не прыгал из хохлов..." A. Pushkin). The term was not always pejorative in Russia and is sometimes used by Ukrainians themselves in jest or ironically ("Українці мої! Дай вам Боже і щастя, і сил. Можна бути хохлом, і не згіркне від того хлібина..." V. Baranov (Ukrainian writer)). There are proper names based on "хохол" - e.g. Хохол, Хохольский, Хохол-Тростянка, etc.

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