Definitions for peonˈpi ən, ˈpi ɒn, ˈpyun

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drudge, peon, navvy, galley slave(noun)

    a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

Wiktionary

  1. peon(Noun)

    A lowly person, a peasant or serf, a labourer who is obliged to do menial work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peon(noun)

    see Poon

  2. Peon(noun)

    a foot soldier; a policeman; also, an office attendant; a messenger

  3. Peon(noun)

    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

  4. Peon(noun)

    see 2d Pawn

  5. Origin: [Sp. peon, or Pg. peo, one who travels on foot, a foot soldier, a pawn in chess. See Pawn in chess.]

Freebase

  1. Peon

    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.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. peon

    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.”

Anagrams of peon »

  1. nope, Nope

  2. open

  3. pone

  4. Nope


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