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Meaning of PEASANT

Pronunciation:  'pezunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a country person
  2. [n]  a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
  3. [n]  one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

PEASANT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: barbarian, boor, bucolic, churl, Goth, provincial, tike, tyke
 See Also: agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer, cottar, cotter, disagreeable person, fellah, moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik, peasantry, rustic, unpleasant person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Peas"ant\, n. [OF. pa["i]sant (the i being perh. due to
    confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), pa["i]san, F. paysan,
    fr. OF. & F. pays country, fr. L. pagus the country. See
    A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class
    of tillers of the soil in European countries.
    Syn: Countryman; rustic; swain; hind.
  2. \Peas"ant\, a.
    Rustic, rural. --Spenser.
Thesaurus Terms
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