Stakhanovite

Stakhanovite

[stuh-kah-nuh-vahyt, -kan-uh-]
noun
1.
a worker in the Soviet Union who regularly surpassed production quotas and was specially honored and rewarded.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a Stakhanovite or to Stakhanovism.

Origin:
translation of Russian stakhánovets (1935), after Alekseǐ Grigorʾevich Stakhanov (1906–77), Soviet coal miner, whose productivity was the focus of a propaganda campaign; see -ite1

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Stakhanovism (stæˈkænəˌvɪzəm)
 
n
(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers
 
[C20: named after A. G. Stakhanov (1906--77), Soviet coal miner, the worker first awarded benefits under the system in 1935]
 
Sta'khanovite
 
n, —adj

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Stakhanovite
1935, from Soviet coal miner Aleksei Grigorevich Stakhanov (1906-77). In ref. to an efficiency system in which workers increase their piecework production and are rewarded with bonuses and privileges. Soviet authorities publicized his prodigious output as part of a campaign to increase productivity.
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