kolkhoz

[ kol-kawz; Russian kuhl-khaws ]
/ kɒlˈkɔz; Russian kʌlˈxɔs /

noun

(in the U.S.S.R.) a collective farm.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. kolhapur and deccan states,
  2. koli,
  3. kolima,
  4. kolinsky,
  5. kolkata,
  6. kollwitz,
  7. kollywood,
  8. kolmar,
  9. kolmogorov,
  10. kolo

Origin of kolkhoz

1920–25; < Russian kolkhóz, for kol(lektívnoe) collective + khoz(yáĭstvo) household, farm, economy

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British Dictionary definitions for kolkhoz

kolkhoz

kolkhos kolkoz (kɒlˈkɔːz)

/ (kɒlˈhɔːz, Russian kalˈxɔs) /

noun

a Russian collective farm

Word Origin for kolkhoz

C20: from Russian, short for kollektivnoe khozyaistvo collective farm

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Word Origin and History for kolkhoz

kolkhoz

n.

U.S.S.R. collective farm, 1921, from Russian kolkhoz, contraction of kollektivnoe khozyaistvo "collective farm."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper