sovkhoz

noun
sov·​khoz | \säf-ˈkȯz, -ˈkȯs\
plural sovkhozy\ säf-​ˈkȯ-​zē \ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sovkhoz

Dictionary Entries near sovkhoz

Soviet Russia

Soviet style

sövite

sovkhoz

sovprene

sovs

sow

Statistics for sovkhoz

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sovkhoz

The first known use of sovkhoz was in 1921

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on sovkhoz

See words that rhyme with sovkhoz

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sovkhoz

Comments on sovkhoz

What made you want to look up sovkhoz? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to clear from alleged fault or guilt

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!