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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 muzhik

Historical Examples of muzhik

  • The Muzhik in the doorway of the hut stood bowing to the ground.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume XVII, February 1899, No. 98.

    Various

  • This is the land where a muzhik is as good as a prince of the blood!

  • It is the country where a muzhik is as good as a prince of the blood!

  • The fool went to wash himself, and behind him came the muzhik with the straw.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    R. Nisbet Bain

  • Their ideas, the ideas of the masters, are unintelligible to me, a muzhik.

    Mother

    Maksim Gorky


British Dictionary definitions for muzhik

muzhik

moujik or mujik

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

C16: from Russian: peasant
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