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muzhik

or mou·jik, mu·jik, mu·zjik

[ moo-zhik, moo-zhik ]
/ muˈʒɪk, ˈmu ʒɪk /
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noun
a Russian peasant.
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Origin of muzhik

First recorded in 1560–70; from Russian muzhík, equivalent to muzh “husband, man” (Old Church Slavonic mǫžĭ, akin to man) + -ik diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for muzhik

muzhik

moujik or mujik

/ (ˈmuːʒɪk) /

noun
a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars

Word Origin for muzhik

C16: from Russian: peasant
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