Definition of kulak
1 : a prosperous or wealthy peasant farmer in 19th century Russia
2 : a farmer characterized by Communists as having excessive wealth
Recent Examples of kulak from the Web
Michael Flynn, the presiding kulak of the relationship between the Trump operation and influential Russians, really does have a story to tell.
Along with many Russian families during Stalin’s era, my family had been exiled to the steppe near Aktyubinsk because my father had been an officer of the czar’s army and a kulak, a Soviet word for entrepreneur.
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Origin and Etymology of kulak
Russian, literally, fist
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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