moujik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik]
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noun


muzhik

or mou·jik, mu·jik, mu·zjik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik]

noun

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 of moujik

  • And you let the old man bury the moujik and think it was you?

    Abe and Mawruss

    Montague Glass

  • With rich booty did the fisherman return to Novgorod, where he met the moujik with the blue caftan, and gave him the petition.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • A moment later the moujik rushed out of the hut to his wife, who stood and shivered without in the cold rain which was half snow.

    Moscow

    Fred Whishaw

  • When the moujik comes to the place where the pea-stalk had been, “he looks around—no pea-stalk is there.”

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • No one, whether he be prince or moujik, can love you more than I do.

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti



British Dictionary definitions for moujik

moujik

noun

a variant spelling of muzhik

muzhik

moujik or mujik

noun

a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars

Word Origin for muzhik

C16: from Russian: peasant
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