Definition of peasant in English:

peasant

Line breaks: peas|ant
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛz(ə)nt
 
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noun

Derivatives

peasantry

noun
More example sentences
  • Feudal lords were authorized to collect taxes from the peasantry.
  • So why should they care about the plight of the peasantry?
  • A triple blow has hit the country's rural proletariat and peasantry.

peasanty

adjective
More example sentences
  • It is robust, peasanty and rustic with all the feel-good, comfort qualities of home-made food, but more interesting and commendably professional than your own, all too familiar efforts.
  • A starter of bucatini (a slightly hollow spaghetti) with squid was altogether more peasanty.
  • For a quick cheat, I think this recipe has a fairly peasanty feel to it.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French paisent 'country dweller', from pais 'country', based on Latin pagus 'country district'.

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