kib·​butz·​nik ki-ˈbu̇t-snik How to pronounce kibbutznik (audio) -ˈbüt- How to pronounce kibbutznik (audio)
: 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 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

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kibbutznik was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Kibbutznik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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