Komsomol

or Com·so·mol

[kom-suh-mawl, kom-suh-mawl]

Origin of Komsomol

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

  • Khodorkovsky, a young communist league (komsomol) activist, was in the latter category.

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Historical Examples of komsomol


British Dictionary definitions for komsomol

Komsomol

noun
  1. (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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Word Origin and History for komsomol

Komsomol

n.

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

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