noun, plural cha·lutz·im [khah-loo-tseem khah-loo-tsim] /xɑ luˈtsim xɑˈlu tsɪm/. Hebrew.
noun, plural ha·lutz·im [Sephardic Hebrew khah-loo-tseem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-loo-tsim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ luˈtsim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈlu tsɪm/. Hebrew.
a person who immigrates to Israel to establish or join a settlement for accomplishing tasks, as clearing the land or planting trees, that are necessary to future development of the country.
Origin of halutz
Modern Hebrew ḥaluṣ. literally, pioneer
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noun plural -lutzim (-luːˈtsiːm, English -ˈluːtsɪm)
a member of an organization of immigrants to Israeli agricultural settlements
Word Origin for chalutz
literally: pioneer, fighter
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