An elderly peasant woman.
- An example of a peasant is a person who grows vegetables for a living.
- An example of a peasant is someone who constantly uses foul language.
- any person of the class of small farmers or of farm laborers, as in Europe or Asia
- a person regarded as coarse, boorish, ignorant, etc.
Origin of peasantLate Middle English paissaunt from Anglo-French paisant from Middle French païsent from Old French from païs, country from Late Latin pagensis, belonging to the district from pagus, district: see pagan
- A member of a class of small farmers and farm laborers, especially in a preindustrial or underdeveloped society.
- A person who lives in a rural area; a rustic.
- A person who is considered crude or uncouth; a boor.
Origin of peasantMiddle English paissaunt from Old French paisant from pais country from Late Latin pāgēnsis inhabitant of a district from Latin pāgus district ; see pag- in Indo-European roots.
- A member of the lowly social class which toils on the land, constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, farmhands and other laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture and horticulture.
- A country person.
- An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person.
- (strategy games) a worker unit
From Late Middle English paissaunt, from Anglo-Norman paisant, from Middle French paÃ¯sant (“paÃ¯sant"), from Old French paÃ¯san (“countryman, peasant"), from paÃ¯s (“country"), from Late Latin pÄgÄ“nsis (“inhabitant of a district"), from Latin pÄgus (“district") + Old French -enc (“member of"), from Frankish -inc, -ing "-ing". More at -ing.