Green’s Dictionary of Slang

-ski sfx

also -sky

(orig. US campus) a sfx added to names in humorous imitation of Russian; a general intensifier.

[[UK]W.T. Moncrieff Heart of London II i: We chaunt so rummy, / And slang so plummy, / And scorn the Dub Coveskey].
[US]V.C. Giles Rags and Hope in Lasswell (1961) 57: Bill Ford and Sid Morey decided to help the sergeant out by abbreviating and Americanizing the unpronounceable names [...] Gobberlinsky Tromboosky, head of the mess.
[US]Salt Lake Herald 5 Aug. 3/4: ‘ree lunchovitch and drinksies for all!’ Captain Fatwad declared.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 28 Aug. 4/7: A moujik who'd never drank whiski, / Once took on that terrible riski.
[US]Sun (NY) 24 Feb. 8/4: He said it was going to be a sure thing cleansky system for him this year.
[US]S. Lewis Our Mr Wrenn (1936) 21: You’re a meek little baa-lamb, but you’ve got lots of stuff in you, old Wrennski.
[US]L. Pound ‘Word-List From Nebraska’ in DN IV:iv 273: darnfoolski, n. Term of disparagement. ‘That darnfoolski thinks he knows everything.’ [Ibid.] 274: dumbski, n. Stupid person. ‘Cut that out, you dumbski.’.
[Aus]R.D. Doughty diary 22 May [Internet] Thought we would have to ‘runski’ but they soon tired.
[Aus]Advocate (Burnie, Tas.) 5 June 7/2: Good-oh, Snorkey — in with it — toot sweet ’ outski!
[Aus]Smith’s Wkly (Sydney) 11 Aug. 15/2: Bung him a cheery greeting and a fag, and you’re setski.
[UK]O. Onions Peace in Our Time 12: ‘And how’s the Major, sir?’ ‘Top-hole-ski.’.
[UK]W.S. Maugham Bread-Winner Act II: Now you popoffski, my dear.
[US] ‘Police Prerogatives’ in Irwin Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 249: You’re one of them American Bullsheviski, / Runnin’ around puttin’ the country on th’ bum.
[Aus]Williamstown Chron. (Vic.) 6 Apr. 6/2: Local kids were drafted home to England to man the Sydney, dropped anchor in the bay, and offski to return again in 1919.
[US]T. Williams Camino Real Block Twelve: Oh, the Bolsheviskies, those nasty old things with whiskers!
[US](con. 1950) E. Frankel Band of Brothers 308: We feel for you, but it’s just toughsky titsky.
[Aus]D. Hewett Bobbin Up (1961) 79: You don’t want to get behind with your rent [...] That gives her the perfect alibi. A fortnight behind and outski.
[US]J. Breslin World of Jimmy Breslin (1968) 113: Tab the plane tickets [...] as special research [...] but get me the scratchsky back.
[NZ]G. Slatter Pagan Game (1969) 85: As soon as it comes five o’clock I’m offski.
[US]M. Casey ‘National Guardsman’ in Obscenities 7: You sorry-assed individuals / Will be in the mud / Tough shitsky you all!
[US]R. Price Blood Brothers 43: Butler shrugged. ‘It [i.e. sex] was all right.’ ‘Dunsky,’ Stony laughed.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Spring 1: brewski – beer.
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 152: Did myself a tour with the 173rd Airborneski.
[US](con. 1930s) Courtwright & Des Jarlais Addicts Who Survived 98: In the thirties – towards the end, nearer to the forties – the Jews started fighting among themselves. And the Italians were getting more powerful there, see. They came out with this ‘donski’ business. ‘Donski’ is an expression they used; it’s a don. It’s their way of talking family.
[Ire]H. Leonard Out After Dark 86: ‘A true gentleman would treat a lassie to the pictures.’ ‘Fair enoughski,’ Mick said.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 59: Yesterday afternoon the idiotski came tearing down Powell like a bat outta hell.
[US]R. Price Clockers 119: A little schnortsky before we get into the shit.
[US]J. Stahl I, Fatty 115: The [pants] I lent Chaplin way back whenski.
[US] N. Flexner Disassembled Man [ebook] Can I get you something to drink [...] Figure you to be a brewskie man.
[UK](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 123: Right, ah’m offski. Ah reach fir ma jaykit.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 76: Off we go to Riverview [a reformatory] where we will get our tender young buttski reamed and make exciting new friends.