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or Com·so·mol

[kom-suh-mawl, kom-suh-mawl]
noun (formerly)
  1. a communist organization in the Soviet Union for youths 16 years of age and older.
  2. a member of this organization.Compare Octobrist(def 2), Pioneer(def 6).
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Origin of Komsomol

< Russian Komsomól, for Kom(munistícheskiĭ) so(yúz) mol(odëzhi) Communist Union of Youth
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  1. (formerly) the youth association of the Soviet Union for 14- to 26-year-olds
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Word Origin for Komsomol

C20: from Russian, from Kom (munisticheski) So (yuz) Mol (odezhi) Communist Union of Youth
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Word Origin and History for komsomol



Russian communist youth organization, 1934, from Russian Komsomol, contraction of Kommunisticheskii Soyuz Molodezhi "Communist Union of Youth."

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