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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of peasant
- Middle English paissaunt from Old French paisant from pais country from Late Latin pāgēnsis inhabitant of a district from Latin pāgus district pag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Middle English paissaunt, from Anglo-Norman paisant, from Middle French païsant (“païsant"), from Old French païsan (“countryman, peasant"), from païs (“country"), from Late Latin pāgÄ“nsis (“inhabitant of a district"), from Latin pāgus (“district") + Old French -enc (“member of"), from Frankish -inc, -ing "-ing". More at -ing.