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Meaning of PEASANT

Pronunciation:  'pezunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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
    {Pagan}.]
    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
 
 Related Terms: agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist, arriviste, Babbitt, Bauer, boor, bounder, bourgeois, bucolic, bumpkin, cad, churl, clod, clodhopper, clown, coffee-planter, collective farm worker, country, country bumpkin, countryman, countrywoman, crofter, cropper, cultivator, dirt farmer, dry farmer, epicier, farm laborer, farmer, farmhand, fellah, galoot, gentleman farmer, granger, groundling, grower, guttersnipe, harvester, harvestman, haymaker, hayseed, hick, hind, hooligan, husbandman, ill-bred fellow, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, looby, lout, low fellow, lump, mucker, muzhik, nouveau riche, oaf, parvenu, peasant holder, peon, Philistine, picker, planter, plowboy, plowman, provincial, raiser, rancher, ranchman, reaper, ribald, rough, roughneck, rowdy, rube, ruffian, rustic, serf, sharecropper, sower, swain, tea-planter, tenant farmer, tiller, tree farmer, truck farmer, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, yeoman, yokel
 

 

 

 

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