Stakhanovite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A Soviet worker honored and rewarded for exceptional diligence in increasing production.
Origin: After Aleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov (1906-1977), Soviet miner.
Variant of Stakhanovism
in the Soviet Union, a system whereby teams of workers sought to increase their production by improving efficiency and, if successful, were rewarded with bonuses and privileges
Origin: after Aleksei Stakhanov, Soviet miner whose efforts inspired it (1935)
- Stakhanovite adjective, noun