sovkhoz

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

Definition of sovkhoz

: a state-owned farm of the U.S.S.R. 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sovkhoz. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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