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A series of Russian artificial satellites sent into orbit during the late 1950s. Literally "fellow wanderer" in Russian. Sputnik I made history on October 4, 1957, by becoming the first man-made object put into orbit. Sputnik II would follow later, this time carrying Laika, the first dog in space.
Sputnik I amazed and terrified the American public: the small blipping dome made an orbit every ninety minutes, a symbol of Soviet space supremacy.
by what-the-shit December 13, 2003
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Damn that was a steezy ass kickflip son!
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We held him down and gave him a sputnik in front of the whole cafeteria
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A derogatory term for a Russian, derived from the first artificial satellite to be put into orbit on October 4, 1957, of the same name
I didn't realize John's real name was Vaughnya... Yeah he's a sputnik
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A derogatory name for hash, esp in Manchester. Mainly used when distinguishing Hashish from bud. Also shortened to sput.

Originated because like the Russian satellite of the same name, this is considered by many to be old technology
What are you smoking? Is that sputnik?
by boxheadman September 10, 2007
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The first of its kind and harbinger. A telltale event.
I was late to go through puberty and was a junior in high school when my first sputnik got airborne.
Didn't know what I was going to do with my life until landing that sputnik apprenticeship in accounting.
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A little piece of crap. Germans use it to refer to small quantities of brown vaginal discharge.
Even though I'm ovulating, I found a sputnik in my underwear.
by allan_greenspan February 02, 2008
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