The Alternative Russian Dictionary: блатной

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блатной 〈blatnoj〉 pronunciation
  • /blɐtˈnoj/
adjective: {{ru-adj}}
  1. (slang) having good connections, well connected; having a блат, based on the use of cronyism, etc.
  2. pertaining to the thieves' underworld
noun: {{ru-noun}}
  1. (slang) relative or friend of an important person; a representative of the criminal underworld of thieves Он сам был из блатны́х и понима́л о чём идёт речь. He himself was one of the thieves and understood what was at stake.
  2. (slang) thief
related terms:
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