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kibbutz

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noun kib·butz \ki-ˈbu̇ts, -ˈbüts\

Simple Definition of kibbutz

  • : a farm in Israel on which a group of people live and work together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kibbutz

plural

kibbutzim

play \-ˌbu̇t-ˈsēm, -ˌbüt-\
  1. :  a communal farm or settlement in Israel

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A kibbutz is a communal settlement in Israel in which all wealth is held in common and profits are reinvested in the settlement. The first kibbutz was founded in 1909; currently there are about 270, with a total population exceeding 120,000. Adults live in private quarters, while children are generally housed and cared for as a group. Meals are prepared and eaten communally. Members have regular meetings to discuss business and to take votes on matters requiring decisions. Jobs may be assigned by rotation, by choice, or by skill.

Origin and Etymology of kibbutz

Modern Hebrew qibbūṣ


First Known Use: 1926



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