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Meaning of PEON

Pronunciation:  'peeun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

PEON is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: drudge, galley slave, navvy
 See Also: jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pe"on\, n.
    See {Poon}.
  2. \Pe"on\, n. [Sp. peon, or Pg. pe?o, one who travels on
    foot, a foot soldier, a pawn in chess. See {Pawn} in chess.]
    1. A foot soldier; a policeman; also, an office attendant; a
       messenger. [India]
    2. 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.
    3. (Chess) See 2d {Pawn}.
Computing Dictionary

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."

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