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[kom-suh-mawl, kom-suh-mawl] /ˌkɒm səˈmɔl, ˈkɒm səˌmɔl/
noun, (formerly)
a communist organization in the Soviet Union for youths 16 years of age and older.
a member of this organization.
Compare Octobrist (def 2), Pioneer (def 6).
Origin of Komsomol
< Russian Komsomól, for Kom(munistícheskiĭ) so(yúz) mol(odëzhi) Communist Union of Youth Unabridged
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/ˌkɒmsəˈmɒl; ˈkɒmsəˌmɒl; Russian kəmsaˈmɔl/
(formerly) the youth association of the Soviet Union for 14- to 26-year-olds
Word Origin
C20: from Russian, from Kom(munisticheski) So(yuz) Mol(odezhi) Communist Union of Youth
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Word Origin and History for Komsomol

Russian communist youth organization, 1934, from Russian Komsomol, contraction of Kommunisticheskii Soyuz Molodezhi "Communist Union of Youth."

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