variants or rabfac
plural -s
: a Soviet school giving preliminary university training to workers

Word History


Russian rabfak, from rabochiĭ fakul'tet, from rabochiĭ of labor (from rabota labor, work) + fakul'tet faculty, college, from German fakultät, from Medieval Latin facultat-, facultas; akin to Old High German arbeit, arabeit need, work, Gothic arbaiths distress, need, Latin orbus bereft

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“Rabfak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabfak. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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