Meaning of sovkhoz in English:

sovkhoz

nounplural noun sovkhoz, plural noun sovkhozes/?s?vk?z?z/ /s?v?k??z?z/ , plural noun sovkhozy/?s?vk?zi/ /s?v?k??zi/

  • A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union.

    ‘Hitherto the party had accepted only a gradual increase of kolkhozy (collective, cooperative, or communal farms) and of sovkhozy (state farms with wage-earning peasants).’
    • ‘As far as Maevo and its surrounding area was concerned, the main employer, the sovkhoz (state farm), had largely ceased to function.’

Pronunciation

sovkhoz

/?s?vk?z/ /s?v?k??z/

Origin

Russian, from sov(etskoe) khoz(ya?stvo) ‘Soviet farm’.