Definition of kisan in English:

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kisan

Pronunciation: /kiˈsän/

noun

Indian
An agricultural worker; a peasant.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: ki·san

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