Definition of Peasant

1. Noun. A country person.

Exact synonyms: Bucolic, Provincial
Specialized synonyms: Cottar, Cotter, Moujik, Mujik, Muzhik, Muzjik
Generic synonyms: Rustic
Derivative terms: Peasanthood



2. Noun. One of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers.
Group relationships: Peasantry
Generic synonyms: Agricultural Laborer, Agricultural Labourer
Specialized synonyms: Fellah
Derivative terms: Peasanthood

3. Noun. A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.
Exact synonyms: Barbarian, Boor, Churl, Goth, Tike, Tyke
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Derivative terms: Barbarian

Definition of Peasant

1. n. A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.

2. a. Rustic, rural.

Definition of Peasant

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A country person. ¹

3. Noun. An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person. ¹

4. Noun. (''strategy games'') a worker unit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peasant

1. a person of inferior social rank [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peasant

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Literary usage of Peasant

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"THE peasant KING. BY RK MUNKITTRICK. NE day a certain king grew weary of the luxurious life he was leading, for one by one his every pleasure became ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1880)
"THE peasant PROPRIETORS OF NORWAY. hear so much of peasant proprietorship just now ... The peasant proprietary of Norway is of comparatively recent growth. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"After the murder of Alexander Severas, and the elevation of Maximin, no emperor could think himself safe upon the throne, and every barbarian peasant of the ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1898)
"THE LAST peasant IN GREEK POETRY. "We had not lost our balance then, nor grown Thought's slaves, and dead to every natural joy." —" Empedocles on Etna. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"Companion to peasant Boy (Hermitage), which see. Engraved by C. Weisbrod ; lithographed by V. Dollet. —Curtis, 282 ; Armengaud, La Russie ; Art Journal, ..."

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