шестерка

English translation: errand-boy / "six"

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Russian term or phrase:шестерка
English translation:errand-boy / "six"
Entered by: koundelev

23:39 Feb 13, 2010
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Slang
Russian term or phrase: шестерка
The Russian word for "six", used to indicate a lackey to an authority in prison slang. I am unable to find anything on etymology for this word as used in Russian slang.
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errand-boy, "six"
Explanation:
In Russia the deck of 36 cards was most popular, so "six" was the lowest ...
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shesterka
errand-boy, "six"


Explanation:
In Russia the deck of 36 cards was most popular, so "six" was the lowest ...

koundelev
Local time: 14:45
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 20
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agree  Angela Greenfield
58 mins
  -> Спасибо, Анжела!

agree  Judith Hehir: Sounds ever so plausible.
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Judith!

agree  Victor Zagria
11 hrs
  -> Спасибо, Виктор!
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