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EtymologyEdit

Clipping of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Attested since October 1919 in U.S. newspapers.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɒviət ˈjuːniən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsoʊviət ˈjuːniən/

Proper nounEdit

the Soviet Union

  1. (historical, 1922–1991) A constitutionally socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
  2. (historical, informal) The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Soviet Union” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.