tibla

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from Russian витеблянин(vitebljanin, citizen of Vitebsk), because in the 19th century many Belarussians and Russians came to Estonia from there.

Less likely from Russian ты бля(ty blja, you whore), a vulgar colloquial form of address.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tibla ‎(genitive tibla, partitive tiblat)

  1. (pejorative, slang, ethnic slur) Russian (A person from Russia).
  2. (pejorative, slang, political slur) Homo Sovieticus (A Soviet person)

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