Peasant Definition

pĕzənt
peasants
noun
peasants
Any person of the class of small farmers or of farm laborers, as in Europe or Asia.
Webster's New World
A country person; a rustic.
American Heritage
A person regarded as coarse, boorish, ignorant, etc.
Webster's New World
The definition of a peasant is a country person, a farmer or a crude person.
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.
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(strategy games) A worker unit.

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Other Word Forms of Peasant

Noun

Singular:
peasant
Plural:
peasants

Origin of Peasant

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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