sovkhoz

noun
sov·​khoz | \ säf-ˈkȯz How to pronounce sovkhoz (audio) , -ˈkȯs \
plural sovkhozy\ säf-​ˈkȯ-​zē How to pronounce sovkhoz (audio) \ or sovkhozes

Definition of sovkhoz

: a state-owned farm of the Soviet Union paying wages to the workers

First Known Use of sovkhoz

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sovkhoz

Russian, short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo soviet farm

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“Sovkhoz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sovkhoz. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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