Definition of kisan in English:


Syllabification: ki·san
Pronunciation: /kiˈsän


  • An agricultural worker; a peasant.
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    • Schools and shops closed: milkmaids and cowherds had taken a holiday; the kisan and his helpmate took a temporary respite from their dawn-to-dusk programme of hard work in field and home.
    • The rest of us, the small kisans, are doing very badly.
    • That spells good news not only for the kisan but for the entire populace.


1930s: Hindi kisān, from Sanskrit kṛṣāṇa 'person who plows'.

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