dedovshchina

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian дедовщина (dedovščína) - дед + -ов- + -щин- + ending - lit.: "grandfatherism".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʲɪdɐfˈɕːinə/

Noun[edit]

dedovshchina (uncountable)

  1. hazing, the name given to the informal system of subjection and bullying of new junior conscripts, formerly to the Soviet Armed Forces and today to the Russian, Ukrainian, etc. armed forces.

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