peasant, provincial, bucolic(noun)
a country person
one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike(noun)
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
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.
A country person.
An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person.
(strategy games) a worker unit
Origin: From Late paissaunt, from paisant, from païsant, from païsan, from païs, from pagensis, from pagus + -enc, of origin, from -inc, -ing "-ing". More at -ing.
a countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries
A peasant is a member of a traditional class of farmers, either laborers or owners of small farms, especially in the Middle Ages under feudalism, or more generally, in any pre-industrial society. In Europe, peasants were divided into three classes according to their personal status: slave, serf, and freeman. Peasants either hold title to land in fee simple, or hold land by any of several forms of land tenure, among them socage, quit-rent, leasehold, and copyhold.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pez′ant, n. a countryman: a rustic: one whose occupation is rural labour.—adj. of or relating to peasants, rustic, rural: rude.—n. Peas′antry, the body of peasants or tillers of the soil: rustics: labourers.—Peasant proprietor, a peasant who owns and works his own farm; Peasants' War, a popular insurrection in Germany, in 1525, stamped out with horrible cruelty. [O. Fr. paisant (Fr. paysan)—pays—L. pagus, a district.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'peasant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2396
Rank popularity for the word 'peasant' in Nouns Frequency: #1301
The numerical value of peasant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of peasant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Fr., I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
Before World War Two speaking in foreign languages was commonplace. You spoke in a different language with a Hungarian horse trader, a Jewish innkeeper or a Ukrainian peasant, that changed radically after the war.
They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
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- селянка, селянінBelarusian
- camperolCatalan, Valencian
- sedlák, rolníkCzech
- Bäuerin, Plebejerin, Bauerntum, Bauer, Bauernbub, Banause, Kleinbauer, Dorfbewohnerin, arm, Bauernlümmel, Plebejer, Bauernjunge, Dörflerin, Landmann, Dorfbewohner, Proletin, Landfrau, Bauersfrau, Dörfler, Bauernschaft, Bauernmädchen, Banausin, Prolet, KleinbäuerinGerman
- αγρότης, χωρικός, αγροίκοςGreek
- talonpoika, maalainen, torppari, pienviljelijä, moukkaFinnish
- paysanne, villageoise, rustaud, paysan, rustique, villageois, rustaudeFrench
- tuathanachScottish Gaelic
- gazdálkodó, paraszt, földművesHungarian
- շինական, գյուղացիArmenian
- paesano, cafona, contadino, cafone, paesana, contadinaItalian
- 農夫, 小作人, 小百姓, 農民, 百姓Japanese
- 농민, 農夫, 농부, 農民Korean
- селанец, селанка, копитоMacedonian
- boer, landbouwer, plattelander, boerenpummmel, landarbeider, landmanDutch
- chłop, chłopkaPolish
- camponês, rústicoPortuguese
- мужлан, мужик, крестьянин, крестьянка, селянин, деревенщинаRussian
- seljak, сељак, кмет, kmet, сељанка, seljankaSerbo-Croatian
- селянин, селянкаUkrainian
- 農民, nông dânVietnamese
- feilan, länädanVolapük
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