Kibbutz (noun)

  1. A collective community in Israel, traditionally based on agriculture, that is jointly owned and operated by its members who share the profits and responsibilities.
  2. A type of collective farm or community in Israel where the members jointly own and operate the farm and share the profits and responsibilities.


From hebrew kibbūtz, from kabhēz "to gather".


  1. He grew up on a kibbutz in the Negev desert.
  2. The kibbutz was founded in the early days of the state of Israel.
  3. The kibbutz movement was an important part of the early Zionist movement.
  4. The kibbutzim were a major source of support for the Israel Defense Forces.
  5. Many kibbutzim have since been privatized and turned into profit-making businesses.
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