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kolkhoz

Line breaks: kol|khoz
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlkɒz
 
, kʌlkˈhɔːz
 
/

Definition of kolkhoz in English:

noun (plural same or kolkhozes or kolkhozy)

A collective farm in the former Soviet Union.
Example sentences
  • Growing up on a kolkhoz, he had been doing a man's work since the age of twelve.
  • Together they worked on a kolkhoz.
  • The relatively large scale of the kolkhozy was also consistent with Marxist beliefs in the existence of economies of scale in agriculture and in the desirability of mechanization.

Origin

1920s: Russian, from kol(lektivnoe) khoz(yaĭstvo) 'collective farm'.

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