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  • IPA(key): /tɒˈvɑːɹɪʃt͡ʃ/


tovarishch (plural tovarishches)

  1. Alternative form of tovarish
    • 1963, Jews and the Jewish People[1], page 69:
      The people were surprised that the old Moshka had business with tovarishch Commissar.
    • 1963, Jacob Klein-Haparash, He Who Flees the Lion[2], page 84:
      Yes, a watch, and this tovarishch has given it to me.
    • 1989, Anthony Burgess, “Dau”, in Any Old Iron, London: Hutchinson, →ISBN; republished New York, N.Y.: Washington Square Press, Pocket Books, 1990, →ISBN, page 82:
      ["]As for Spain, do you honestly think" (she was addressing Reg) "that there's a desire on the part of Tovarishch Stalin to save Catalonian anarchism and syndicalism and liberal socialism? I shouldn’t be surprised if Moscow gold is helping to finance Franco."
    • 2004, Wesley Adamczyk, When God Looked the Other Way[3], page 45:
      “I will remember, tovarishch,” I answered uncertainly, not knowing how I should address him.
    • 2010, Patrik Ouředník, Alex Zucker, transl., Case Closed[4], page 131:
      There's no other way, tovarishch, no other way!