Definition of peasant
Origin of peasant
OTHER WORDS FROM peasantpeas·ant·like, adjective
Words nearby peasant
How to use peasant in a sentence
To do this, it transforms itself into an old peasant, a fellow Buddhist or a beautiful young woman.The action-packed saga ‘Monkey King: Journey to the West’ gets a modern take|Michael Dirda|March 3, 2021|Washington Post
It falls squarely in the cibo povero, or peasant food, category.Bitcoin bombs lower, touching the dreaded $30,000 range|Bernhard Warner|January 22, 2021|Fortune
Some toilet-oriented regurgitation was involved, followed by comical sweating, like you see in “The Wizard of Id” comic strip from a peasant before he is hanged.
His coordinators weren’t being snared away from him every other year by desperate peasants such as Texas.Nick Saban continues a stretch unmatched in the history of college football|Chuck Culpepper|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
This playful memorial recognizes the role of service workers and the taste for imported peasant cuisine.In the galleries: Perspectives on blending culture and identity|Mark Jenkins|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
He was a large man, totally bald, with the rough hands of a peasant.
After wandering at haphazard some little way I met a peasant in a sleigh.
Some “new men” from peasant and artisan backgrounds rose, but many others became part of an impoverished proletariat.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pretty well by Russian standards—a free peasant was known as a smerd, meaning “stinker.”Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself|P. J. O’Rourke|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Entertaining used to require intelligence or a measure of wit or, at least, peasant cunning.
But the observation he thoughtlessly uttered in French seemed to excite the peasant's attention.
She was the daughter of a peasant of Livonia, married a Swedish dragoon, who was killed on the same day in battle.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In a springtime landscape a young peasant girl is seated beneath a tree, looking before her over a sunlit plain.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
The king smiled, and remembering his past pleasures, ordered a thousand crowns to the peasant.
He was the fourth son of a peasant proprietor of Lectourne, a little town on the slopes of the Pyrenees.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for peasant
- a member of a class of low social status that depends on either cottage industry or agricultural labour as a means of subsistence
- (as modifier)peasant dress
Word Origin for peasant
Cultural definitions for peasant
A farmer or agricultural worker of low status. The word is applied chiefly to agricultural workers in Asia, Europe, and South America, who generally adhere to traditional agricultural practices and have little social mobility or freedom.