(informal, humorous) Added to a word, name, or phrase to invoke Russianness.
Other Word Forms of Ski
Origin of Ski
From Norwegian ski, related to Old Norse skíð (“stick of wood, snowshoe"), from Proto-Germanic *skÄ«dÄ… (“stick"), from Proto-Indo-European root *skei- (“to cut, split") (see also shed). Cognate with Old English scid (“stick of wood") (obsolete English shide), Old High German skit (Modern German Scheit (“log")).
Norwegian from Old Norse skīdh stick, snowshoe skei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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