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peas·ant

 (pĕz′ənt)
n.
1. A member of a class of small farmers and farm laborers, especially in a preindustrial or underdeveloped society.
2. A person who lives in a rural area; a rustic.
3. A person who is considered crude or uncouth; a boor.

[Middle English paissaunt, from Old French paisant, from pais, country, from Late Latin pāgēnsis, inhabitant of a district, from Latin pāgus, district; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

peasant

(ˈpɛzənt)
n
1. (Sociology)
a. a member of a class of low social status that depends on either cottage industry or agricultural labour as a means of subsistence
b. (as modifier): peasant dress.
2. informal a person who lives in the country; rustic
3. informal an uncouth or uncultured person
[C15: from Anglo-French, from Old French païsant, from païs country, from Latin pāgus rural area; see pagan]

peas•ant

(ˈpɛz ənt)

n.
1. a member of a class of small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank, as in Europe, Asia, or Latin America.
2. a coarse, uneducated person.
adj.
3. of or characteristic of peasants or their way of life.
4. modeled on the folk costumes of Western cultures: peasant blouses.
[1375–1425; late Middle English paissaunt < Anglo-French paisant, Old French païsant, earlier païsenc=païs country (< Late Latin pāgēnsis= Latin pāg(us) country district + -ēnsis -ensis) + -enc < Germanic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peasant - a country personpeasant - a country person      
cottar, cotter - a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik - a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
2.peasant - one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
peasantry - the class of peasants
agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer - a person who tills the soil for a living
fellah - an agricultural laborer in Arab countries
3.peasant - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinementpeasant - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

peasant

noun
1. rustic, countryman, hind (obsolete), swain (archaic), son of the soil, churl (archaic) land given to peasants for food production
2. (Informal) boor, provincial, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), lout, yokel, country bumpkin, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal), churl Why should I let a lot of peasants traipse over my property?
Translations
فَلاّح
-kavenkovan
bondebonde-
maalainenmoukkatalonpoika
seljakseljanka
paraszt
smábóndi, sveitamaîur
valstietijavalstietis
zemnieks
roľník
kmet
köylürençber

peasant

[ˈpezənt]
A. Ncampesino/a m/f (pej) → palurdo/a m/f
a peasant revoltun levantamiento campesino or del campesinado
B. CPD peasant farmer Ncampesino m
peasant woman Ncampesina f

peasant

[ˈpɛzənt] npaysan(ne) m/fpea soup n (from green peas)soupe f aux pois; (from split peas)soupe f aux pois cassés

peasant

n (lit)(armer) Bauer, (arme) Bäuerin; (pej inf) (= ignoramus)Banause m, → Banausin f; (= lout)Bauer m; (= pleb)Prolet(in) m(f)
adj attrbäuerlich; peasant boy/girlBauernjunge m/-mädchen nt; peasant farmer(armer) Bauer; peasant labourLandarbeiterschaft f, → landwirtschaftliche Arbeitskräfte pl; peasant leaderBauernführer(in) m(f); peasant unrestBauernunruhen pl; peasant woman(arme) Bäuerin; to be from peasant stockvon bäuerlicher Herkunft sein

peasant

[ˈpɛznt]
1. ncontadino/a
2. adj (life) → dei contadini; (societies) → contadino/a; (dress) → da contadino/a

peasant

(ˈpeznt) noun
a person who lives and works on the land, especially in a poor, primitive or underdeveloped area. Many peasants died during the drought; (also adjective) a peasant farmer.
ˈpeasantry noun
peasants as a group; the peasants of a particular place. What part did the peasantry play in the Russian revolution?
References in classic literature ?
One sees that draught-horse neck among the peasant women in all old countries.
They chatted incessantly: about the things around them; their amusing adventure out in the water-it had again assumed its entertaining aspect; about the wind, the trees, the people who had gone to the Cheniere; about the children playing croquet under the oaks, and the Farival twins, who were now performing the overture to "The Poet and the Peasant.
Still, they were peasant people, and they hung on to their money by instinct; it was quite in vain that the agent hinted at promptness-- they would see, they would see, they told him, they could not decide until they had had more time.
My idea was to disguise myself as a freeman of peasant degree and wander through the country a week or two on foot.
Toward the middle of April we sailed in the HOLSATIA, Captain Brandt, and had a very peasant trip, indeed.
Is it necessary to say how inferior that Pill was to its Successor, which prince and peasant alike may now obtain?
Peasant women kept the unfashionable babies close, and brought them up, and charming grandmammas of sixty dressed and supped as at twenty.
Has the British soldier, one wonders, yet discovered Rudyard Kipling, or is the Wessex peasant aware of Thomas Hardy?
they but now who seemd In bigness to surpass Earths Giant Sons Now less then smallest Dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that Pigmean Race Beyond the INDIAN Mount, or Faerie Elves, Whose midnight Revels, by a Forrest side Or Fountain fome belated Peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while over head the Moon Sits Arbitress, and neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth & dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
said the soldier; and, setting spurs to his horse, he caused him make a demivolte across the path, raising at the same time the riding rod which he held in his hand, with a purpose of chastising what he considered as the insolence of the peasant.
The wretched peasant who has just died is better off than I am.
There was once, in a little market-town not far from Upsala, a peasant who lived there with his family, digging the earth during the week and singing in the choir on Sundays.