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Last weekend a read a book where was a sentence: "Из леса вышли мужики с дрынами." What does "мужики с дрынами" means?

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  • Have you did any research so far? What did you found? What makes you thing that what you found is still not enough? – shabunc Apr 6 '18 at 12:17
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    @shabunc wiktionary lists two meanings for "дрын", so I can understand author's confusion :) – Alexander Apr 6 '18 at 18:23
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    @Alexander 1) then TS could describe the research he made and specific problem he has. 2) the second meaning is very rare if existing. Sure, any long thing, like banana, can represent penis. So are sticks. But that does not make "penis" a meaning for "banana". 3) The second meaning just makes no sense. "Men with penises walked out of the woods". O'RLY? Who could have guessed! Usually when you see some men walking they do not have any penises, do they? – Arioch Apr 7 '18 at 9:05
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I guess everyone know what is "мужик", and "дрын" is some wooden stick for a fight, maybe (in a lingo) a rough substitution for a sword among fantasy novels re-enactors.

So, the guys were kind of armed, with what they found in that wood.

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  • "дрын" is also sometimes used for textolite swords used by LARPers or re-enactors – Alissa Apr 6 '18 at 11:23
  • Textolite, plywood, cut hockey sticks - any makeshift substitute :-D – Arioch Apr 6 '18 at 11:27
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дрын can be translated as bludgeon

мужик as man (folksy for мужчина) or a man of a certain type, bozo or many other variants

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