Komsomol

or Com·so·mol

[ kom-suh-mawl, kom-suh-mawl ]
/ ˌkɒm səˈmɔl, ˈkɒm səˌmɔl /

noun (formerly)

a communist organization in the Soviet Union for youths 16 years of age and older.
a member of this organization.Compare Octobrist(def 2), Pioneer(def 6).

Origin of Komsomol

< Russian Komsomól, for Kom(munistícheskiĭ) so(yúz) mol(odëzhi) Communist Union of Youth
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Komsomol

/ (ˌkɒmsəˈmɒl, ˈkɒmsəˌmɒl, Russian kəmsaˈmɔl) /

noun

(formerly) the youth association of the Soviet Union for 14- to 26-year-olds

Word Origin for Komsomol

C20: from Russian, from Kom (munisticheski) So (yuz) Mol (odezhi) Communist Union of Youth
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