- a worker in the Soviet Union who regularly surpassed production quotas and was specially honored and rewarded.
- of or relating to a Stakhanovite or to Stakhanovism.
Origin of Stakhanovite
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Word Origin and History for stakhanovite
1935, from name of hard-working Soviet coal miner Aleksei Grigorevich Stakhanov (1906-1977), in reference to an efficiency system in which workers increase their piecework production and are rewarded with bonuses and privileges. Soviet authorities publicized his prodigious output as part of a campaign to increase productivity.