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moujik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik]
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noun
  1. muzhik.

muzhik

or mou·jik, mu·jik, mu·zjik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik]
noun
  1. a Russian peasant.

Origin of muzhik

1560–70; < Russian muzhík, equivalent to muzh husband, man (OCS mǫžĭ, akin to man1) + -ik diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for moujik

Historical Examples

  • “You have been in Russia and brought away a Russian smell with you,” replied the moujik.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • Well, the moujik died, and never said a word about the money to any one.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • But they rewarded the moujik richly, and sent him away home with great honor.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • I went along that same road, and I helped the moujik to get his cart free.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • The moujik gave him one, and asked when he should come for his money.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston


British Dictionary definitions for moujik

moujik

noun
  1. a variant spelling of muzhik

muzhik

moujik or mujik

noun
  1. a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars

Word Origin

C16: from Russian: peasant
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