kulak

noun
ku·​lak | \ ˈkü-ˌlak How to pronounce kulak (audio) , -ˌläk; kü-ˈlak, -ˈläk\

Definition of kulak

1 : a prosperous or wealthy peasant farmer in 19th century Russia
2 : a farmer characterized by Communists as having excessive wealth

First Known Use of kulak

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kulak

Russian, literally, fist

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