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mujik

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

or mou·jik, mu·jik, mu·zjik

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

Historical Examples

  • In her right was the mujik's whip, and I saw that she had used the stock of it to aid me.

    Princess Zara

    Ross Beeckman

  • "Then the mujik who directed us here was mistaken," I persisted.

  • We have given our word to the mujik to render all the help we can.

  • All seem to be the slaves of ceremony, from the Czar down to the Mujik.

    The Land of Thor

    J. Ross Browne

  • The mujik sublimated by Russian literature is the god of nihilism.


British Dictionary definitions for mujik

mujik

noun
  1. a variant spelling of muzhik
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muzhik

moujik or mujik

noun
  1. a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars
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Word Origin

C16: from Russian: peasant
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