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nepman

[ nep-muhn ]
/ ˈnɛp mən /
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noun, plural nep·men.

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

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Origin of nepman

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

usage note for nepman

See -man.
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