What does peon mean?

Definitions for peonˈpi ən, ˈpi ɒn, ˈpyun

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word peon.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a laborer who is obliged to do menial work


  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peon

    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

  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 for peon »

  1. nope, Nope

  2. open

  3. pone

  4. Nope


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mari Jo Laborde:

    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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    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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