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From Russian уда́рник (udárnik), from уда́р (udár, strike, blow, shock) + -ник (-nik).


udarnik (plural udarniks or udarniki)

  1. (historical) A shock worker; a super-productive worker in the Soviet Union and the other countries from the Soviet Bloc.
    Synonym: Stakhanovite
    • 1934, VOKS Bulletin, Issues 7-8[1], Digitized edition, 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, 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 [...]


Further readingEdit



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


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


ùdārnīk m (Cyrillic spelling у̀да̄рнӣк)

  1. (historical) udarnik
    • 1976, Grupa »Sunce«, “Himna akcijaša”:
      ponos je i dika:
      to je delo ruku
      mladih udarnika!
      The Šamac-Sarajevo [railway]
      is our pride and glory:
      that is the work of the hands
      of the young udarniks!


Related termsEdit


  • udarnik”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018