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 muzhiks
You've got that idea into the heads of the muzhiks, and now they're in revolt.The Created Legend
No more slavery—serfdom was abolished—the muzhiks were free.Comrade Kropotkin
It had obliged the muzhiks, but had shed a mere sprinkling for the barin.
The misfortune of us muzhiks is that we cannot protect ourselves properly.
The teams were bridleless, and in each waggon were seated some two or three muzhiks with their blouses unbuttoned.Fathers and Sons
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
moujik or mujik
- a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars
C16: from Russian: peasant
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