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Peasant

Peas′ant

,
Noun.
[OF.
païsant
(the i being perh. due to confusion with the p. pr. of verbs),
païsan
, F.
paysan
, fr. OF. & F.
pays
country, fr. L.
pagus
the country. See
Pagan
.]
A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.
Syn. – Countryman; rustic; swain; hind.

Peas′ant

,
Adj.
Rustic, rural.
Spenser.

Definition 2021


peasant

peasant

English

Noun

peasant (plural peasants)

  1. A member of the lowly social class which toils on the land, constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, farmhands and other laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture and horticulture.
  2. A country person.
  3. An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person.
  4. (strategy games) a worker unit

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