kulak

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noun ku·lak \ˈkü-ˌlak, -ˌläk; kü-ˈlak, -ˈläk\

Definition of kulak

  1. 1 :  a prosperous or wealthy peasant farmer in 19th century Russia

  2. 2 :  a farmer characterized by Communists as having excessive wealth

Origin and Etymology of kulak

Russian, literally, fist


First Known Use: 1877


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