[ hoh-luh-duh-mawr, hoh-luh-duh-mawr; Ukrainian hoh-loh-doh-mawr ]

  1. the Holodomor, a severe famine in Ukraine (1932–33), exacerbated by a series of punitive measures taken against the country by the Soviets and leading to the death of almost four million Ukrainians from hunger.

Origin of Holodomor

First recorded in 1930–35; from Ukrainian holodmór “death by hunger, starvation,” from hólod “hunger” + mor “extermination”

Words Nearby Holodomor

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