zek

[ zek ]
/ zɛk /
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noun

(in the former U.S.S.R.) an inmate of a forced-labor camp.

Nearby words

  1. zeiss,
  2. zeist,
  3. zeitgeber,
  4. zeitgeist,
  5. zeitgeisty ,
  6. zeke,
  7. zelda,
  8. zelenograd,
  9. zelig,
  10. zelkova

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Word Origin and History for zek

zek

n.

"Russian condemned person in a prison or labor camp," 1968, from Russian zek, probably representing a vocalization of z/k, abbreviation of zaklyuchennyi "prisoner."

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