The Alternative Russian Dictionary: абакумыч

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абакумыч 〈abakumyč〉 {{was fwotd}} etymology From the surname Абаку́мыч 〈Abakúmyč〉, from the given name Абакум 〈Abakum〉, Аввакум 〈Avvakum〉, from Ancient Greek Αββακούμ 〈Abbakoúm〉, from Hebrew חֲבַקּוּק 〈ẖàbaq̇ẇq〉. pronunciation
  • /ɐ.bɐˈku.mɨtɕ/
noun: {{ru-noun}}
  1. (criminal slang) A small crowbar for breaking through doors.
    • 1978, Vladimir Duryagin, Po doroge k Khramu: exampleЗна́чит, без «абаку́мыча» обошёлся. Ве́рно, ведь? Таки́е замки́ без ключе́й, не ка́ждый спец откро́ет. So you got through here without a crowbar, right? These locks without keys, not even every pro could open them.
Synonyms: ломик 〈lomik〉, лом 〈lom〉

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