kol·​khoz | \ käl-ˈkȯz How to pronounce kolkhoz (audio) , -ˈkȯs How to pronounce kolkhoz (audio) \
plural kolkhozy\ käl-​ˈkȯ-​zē How to pronounce kolkhoz (audio) \ or kolkhozes\ käl-​ˈkȯ-​zəz How to pronounce kolkhoz (audio) \

Definition of kolkhoz

: a collective farm of the former Soviet Union

Examples of kolkhoz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kolkhoz, or collective farm, that once stood in the heart of Senkivka was abandoned, graffiti on its walls warning that the building was liable to collapse. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Even lower was the number of herders interested in joining an artel or a kolkhoz. Bathsheba Demuth, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of kolkhoz

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kolkhoz

Russian, from kollektivnoe khozyaĭstvo collective farm

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“Kolkhoz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kolkhoz. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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