Zek

   In Joseph Stalin’s gulag system, the term for a prisoner was zek, short for zakulchoniy chelovek (imprisoned person).

Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence. . 2014.

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  • zek — (zĕk) n. An inmate of a Soviet labor camp.   [Russian, from abbr. for zaklyuchënnyĭ, prisoner, from past passive participle of zaklyuchat , to imprison, from klyuch, key, from Old Church Slavonic ključĭ.] * * * …   Universalium

  • zek — ● zek nom (russe zek, abréviation de zaklioutchennyï) En U.R.S.S., nom donné aux détenu(e)s d un camp du Goulag …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zek — (n.) Russian condemned person in a prison or labor camp, 1968, from Rus. zek, probably representing a vocalization of z/k, abbreviation of zaklyuchennyi prisoner …   Etymology dictionary

  • zek — /zek/ noun An inmate of a prison or labour camp in the former USSR ORIGIN: Russ slang, poss from abbrev zk for zaklyuchënnyi prisoner …   Useful english dictionary

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  • zek — noun A prisoner at a Soviet prison or labour camp …   Wiktionary

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