Kossack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Kos +‎ 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”, in Kos Party[1]:
      Opined one Kossack: "His blood is also on Bush's hands."
    • 2006, June 25, “David Brooks”, in Respect Must Be Paid[2]:
      The Kingpin had instructed his Kossack cultists to support Brown's Democratic primary rival, Paul Hackett.

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