udarnik

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian ударник (udárnik), from удар (udar, strike, blow, shock) + -ник (-nik).

Noun[edit]

udarnik (plural udarniks or udarniki)

  1. (historical) shock worker, super-productive worker in the Soviet Union and the other countries from the Soviet Block
    • 1934, VOKS Bulletin, Issues 7-8[1], edition Digitized, published 2006, page 80:
      Two short stories … give a true, warm and unvarnished picture of the formation of the character and consciousness of a young Komsomol worker in the heat of socialist competition and udarnik work.
    • 1968, Peter John Georgeoff, The Social Education of Bulgarian Youth[2], Univ. of Minnesota Press, ISBN 9780816604791, page 89:
      The account that follows appears in the alphabet book and first reader: Udarnik / Stefka Filipova is a weaver … She weaves faster and better than anyone else. For this reason she is a udarnik.
    • 1991, Eugene Lyons, Assignment in Utopia[3], page 208:
      The brigadiers, or udarniki, worked harder, wasted less time and set an example for their more indolent or less ... Udarniki became a class apart on any job, compensated for their brigadiering by extra rations, priority in the distribution of deficit goods [...]

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian ударник (udárnik). Compare ùdariti and ȕdār.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǔdaːrniːk/
  • Hyphenation: u‧dar‧nik

Noun[edit]

ùdārnīk m (Cyrillic spelling у̀да̄рнӣк)

  1. (historical) udarnik

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References[edit]

  • udarnik” in Hrvatski jezični portal