or mou·jik, mu·jik, mu·zjik
- 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
“You have been in Russia and brought away a Russian smell with you,” replied the moujik.
Well, the moujik died, and never said a word about the money to any one.
But they rewarded the moujik richly, and sent him away home with great honor.
I went along that same road, and I helped the moujik to get his cart free.
The moujik gave him one, and asked when he should come for his money.
- a variant spelling of muzhik
moujik or mujik
- a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars
C16: from Russian: peasant
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