kibbutznik

noun
kib·​butz·​nik | \ ki-ˈbu̇t-snik How to pronounce kibbutznik (audio) , -ˈbüt- How to pronounce kibbutznik (audio) \

Definition of kibbutznik

: a member of a kibbutz

Examples of kibbutznik in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Israeli and Jewish identity has always been more complex than those aging stereotypes, of course, but today, the image of the pioneering kibbutznik is fading. Rory Jones, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2017 Israelis proudly compared the kibbutzniks—brawny, sun-kissed from work in the fields and ready to fight for their nation—with the images of the pallid, defenseless Diaspora Jews who fell prey to the horrors of the Holocaust. Rory Jones, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2017 In 1948, when Israel declared its independence, more than 5% of the population were kibbutzniks Rory Jones, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2017 How was a kibbutznik raised by Polish or Moroccan immigrants supposed to understand what to do with the plumes of sumac that grow wild in the Judean Hills? Saki Knafo, Smithsonian, 5 May 2017 How was a kibbutznik raised by Polish or Moroccan immigrants supposed to understand what to do with the plumes of sumac that grow wild in the Judean Hills? Saki Knafo, Smithsonian, 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of kibbutznik

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kibbutznik

Yiddish kibutsnik, from kibuts kibbutz (from Modern Hebrew qibbūṣ) + -nik, agent suffix

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“Kibbutznik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kibbutznik. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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