nepman

[ nep-muh n ]
/ ˈnɛp mən /

noun, plural nep·men.

(in the Soviet Union) a person who engaged briefly in private enterprise during the New Economic Policy of the 1920s.

Nearby words

  1. nephroureterectomy,
  2. nephroureterocystectomy,
  3. nephtali,
  4. nepionic,
  5. nepit,
  6. nepos,
  7. nepos, cornelius,
  8. nepotic,
  9. nepotism,
  10. neptune

Origin of nepman

< Russian nė́pman, equivalent to nėp, acronym from Nóvaya ėkonomícheskaya polítika New Economic Policy + -man < German -mann or English -man

Usage note

See -man.

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