drudge, peon, navvy, galley slave(noun)
a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
A lowly person, a peasant or serf, a labourer who is obliged to do menial work
a foot soldier; a policeman; also, an office attendant; a messenger
a day laborer; a servant; especially, in some of the Spanish American countries, debtor held by his creditor in a form of qualified servitude, to work out a debt
see 2d Pawn
Origin: [Sp. peon, or Pg. peo, one who travels on foot, a foot soldier, a pawn in chess. See Pawn in chess.]
Peonage is a type of involuntary servitude of laborers having little control over their employment conditions. Peonage existed historically during the colonial period, especially in Latin America and areas of Spanish rule, as well as in the Southern United States after the American Civil War. Whites used the "Black Codes" and other systems to gain the forced labor of African Americans after slavery was abolished.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pē′on, n. a day-labourer, esp. in South America, one working off a debt by bondage: in India, a foot-soldier, a messenger, a native policeman.—ns. Pē′onage, Pē′onism, this kind of agricultural servitude. [Sp.,—Low L. pedo—L. pes, pedis, a foot.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
A person with no special (root or wheel) privileges on a computer system. “I can't create an account on foovax for you; I'm only a peon there.”
The numerical value of peon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of peon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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As of today, the tourism industry is estimated at around 6 percent of Gonzalo Del Peon, our goal is to take that to at least 8 percent.
A champion doesn’t mind to work like a peon but always has the soul of a leader and please be always clear in the heart that the term ‘leader’ here does not mean at all a politician.
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