tovarich[tō vär′is̸h; Russ tō̂ vär′is̸hc̸h]
Origin of tovarichRussian tovarishch, from Old Russian tovarishchĭ, sing. of tovarishchi, business associates, from Old Turkic tavar ishchi, businessman, merchant : tavar, wealth, trade + ishchi, one who works (from ish, work, business).
- Alternative form of tovarish.
Russian товарищ, from Turkic.