noun, plural kib·but·zim [ki-boo t-seem] /kɪ bʊtˈsim/.
Origin of kibbutz
Examples from the Web for kibbutz
Marzipan Flowers tells the story of Hadas Regal, a 48-year-old woman living on a kibbutz in southern Israel.
On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces thwarted an attack of 13 Palestinian gunmen who emerged near Kibbutz Sufa near the border.Israel Says It Invaded Gaza Over Tunnels Like These|Eli Lake|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British soldiers occasionally came to the kibbutz, but enough advance warning kept suspicions low.
Yarden was on her way home from school when a Qassam hit their kibbutz, landing less than 100 feet away.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts|Itay Hod|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The kibbutz elite was replaced by several new elites, but the settlers were the first to claim the mantle as heirs.Halevi's 'Like Dreamers' Is the Big Book On Israel We've Been Waiting For|Don Futterman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for kibbutz
noun plural kibbutzim (ˌkɪbʊtˈsiːm)
Word Origin for kibbutz
Word Origin and History for kibbutz
"Israeli collective settlement," 1931, from Modern Hebrew qibbus "gathering," earlier "a gathering together," verbal noun from root of qibbetz "he gathered together." Plural is kibbutzim. Related to Arabic quabada "he grasped, seized."
Culture definitions for kibbutz
plur. kibbutzim (ki-boot-seem)
A communal farm or settlement in Israel. Kibbutzim have helped build national spirit in Israel, and the residents have transformed barren land into fertile, crop-producing land.