Definitions

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  • n. Imitation champagne, chiefly Russian in origin.

Etymologies

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champagne +‎ -sky

Examples

  • I think I still have a backache from sitting on an exquisite little gold chair à la tsarine in a little jeweled box at the Mariinsky, drinking very sweet champansky.

    Sleepless in St. Petersburg

  • When the overloaded, loosely jointed drinks trolley materialized, my wounded companion pawed a wheat bun and demanded vodka, then a second, then a third, washing it down with a flute of "champansky."

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  • They'll still wash down their faggots and peas with a glass of champansky if they stop the fat lady opening her gob come May, two glasses if the "Dingles" West Bromwich go down.

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