[ sov-kawz ]
/ ˈsɒv kɔz /
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noun, plural sov·kho·zy [sov-kaw-zee], /ˈsɒv kɔ zi/, sov·khoz, sov·khoz·es.
(in the former U.S.S.R) a state-owned wage-paying farm.
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Origin of sovkhoz
First recorded in 1920–25; from Russian; blend of sovetskoe khozyaistvo “soviet farm”
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British Dictionary definitions for sovkhoz
/ (sɒfˈkɒz, Russian safˈxɔs) /
noun pl or sovkhozy (sɒfˈkɒzɪ, Russian safˈxɔzi)
(in the former Soviet Union) a large mechanized farm owned by the state
Word Origin for sovkhoz
C20: Russian, from sovetskoe khozyaistvo soviet economy
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