Definition of kibbutz in English:


Syllabification: kib·butz
Pronunciation: /kiˈbo͝ots

noun (plural kibbutzim /kiˌbo͝otˈsēm/)

  • A communal settlement in Israel, typically a farm.
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    • Some went to live on collective farms, the kibbutzim, which were among Israel's most imaginative innovations.
    • Paths lined with eucalyptus planted by the early Jewish settlers lead to thriving kibbutzim, to guesthouses and fine restaurants.
    • In the epilogue, one example of socialism that ‘worked’ is held up in the kibbutzim of Israel.


1930s: from modern Hebrew qibbūṣ 'gathering'.

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