Komsomol

Komsomol

[kom-suh-mawl, kom-suh-mawl]
noun (formerly)
1.
a communist organization in the Soviet Union for youths 16 years of age and older.
2.
a member of this organization. Compare Octobrist ( def 2 ), Pioneer ( def 6 ).
Also, Comsomol.


Origin:
< Russian Komsomól, for Kom(munistícheskiĭ) so(yúz) mol(odëzhi) Communist Union of Youth

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Komsomol (ˌkɒmsəˈmɒl, ˈkɒmsəˌmɒl, Russian kəmsaˈmɔl)
 
n
(formerly) the youth association of the Soviet Union for 14- to 26-year-olds
 
[C20: from Russian, from Kom(munisticheski) So(yuz) Mol(odezhi) Communist Union of Youth]

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Komsomol
Rus. communist youth organization, 1934, from Rus., contraction of Kommunisticheskii Soyuz Molodezhi "Communist Union of Youth."
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