куркуль

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ukrainian курку́ль (kurkúlʹ).

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  • IPA(key): [kʊrˈkulʲ]
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курку́ль (kurkúlʹm anim (genitive куркуля́, nominative plural куркули́, genitive plural куркуле́й)

  1. (derogatory, colloquial) miser, moneygrubber, penny pincher, cheapskate
  2. (derogatory) kulak, kurkul (a prosperous peasant in the Russian Empire and Soviet Russia)

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Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish korkulu (frightful or dangerous one), from korkulmak (to fear).

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курку́ль (kurkúlʹm anim (genitive куркуля́, nominative plural куркулі́)

  1. (derogatory, colloquial) miser, moneygrubber, penny pincher, cheapskate
  2. (derogatory) kurkul, kulak
    • 1951, Ленін, 29, 232:
      Куркуль — той, що живе чужою працею, що грабує чужу працю і використовує для себе нужду..
      Kurkulʹ — toj, ščo žyve čužoju praceju, ščo hrabuje čužu pracju i vykorystovuje dlja sebe nuždu..
      Kurkul — the one who lives on the labor of others, robbing someone else's work and profiting themselves on hardship..

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  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982–2012), “куркуль”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka
  • куркуль in Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980) Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka