sovkhoz

play
noun sov·khoz \säf-ˈkȯz, -ˈkȯs\

Definition of sovkhoz

plural

sovkhozy

play \-ˈkȯ-zē\ or

sovkhozes

  1. :  a state-owned farm of the U.S.S.R. paying wages to the workers

Origin and Etymology of sovkhoz

Russian, short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo soviet farm


First Known Use: 1921


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