Sta·​kha·​nov·​ite stə-ˈkä-nə-ˌvīt How to pronounce Stakhanovite (audio)
: a Soviet industrial worker awarded recognition and special privileges for output beyond production norms
Stakhanovism noun
Stakhanovite adjective

Examples of Stakhanovite in a Sentence

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Word History


translation of Russian stakhanovets, from Alexei G. Stakhanov †1977 Russian miner

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Stakhanovite was in 1935

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“Stakhanovite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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