Definition of campesino in English:

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campesino

Pronunciation: /ˌkampəˈsēnō/ /ˌkäm-/

noun (plural campesinos)

(In Spanish-speaking regions) a peasant farmer.
Example sentences
  • Most are smallholder farmers who call themselves campesinos.
  • Until recently, the great majority of corn consumed in Mexico was produced by Mexican farmers, or campesinos.
  • In the post-war years, thousands of landless peasants - campesinos - demanding land reform, began to clear the forest and occupy this and similar virgin territory.

Origin

Spanish.

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Syllabification: cam·pe·si·no

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