sov·​khoz säf-ˈkȯz How to pronounce sovkhoz (audio)
plural sovkhozy säf-ˈkȯ-zē How to pronounce sovkhoz (audio) or sovkhozes
: a state-owned farm of the Soviet Union paying wages to the workers

Word History


Russian, short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo soviet farm

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sovkhoz was in 1921

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“Sovkhoz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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