The Alternative Russian Dictionary: баян

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баян 〈baân〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology The “old joke” sense originated from a joke () at http//www.anekdot.ru — "Хоронили тёщупорвали два баяна" (when we buried my mother-in-law, we broke two accordions). pronunciation
  • /bɐˈjæn/
noun: {{ru-noun}}
  1. a large Russian or Ukrainian accordion, bayan
  2. (Internet slang) an old joke
  3. (slang) syringe
Synonyms: (accordion) (a common type) аккордеон 〈akkordeon〉, (accordion) (a Russian type) гармоника 〈garmonika〉, гармонь 〈garmonʹ〉, гармошка 〈garmoška〉, (joke) прикол 〈prikol〉, (joke) шутка 〈šutka〉

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