peasantry

[ pez-uh n-tree ]
/ ˈpɛz ən tri /
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noun

peasants collectively.
the status or character of a peasant.

Nearby words

  1. peary land,
  2. peary, robert e.,
  3. peary, robert edwin,
  4. peasant,
  5. peasant proprietor,
  6. peasanty,
  7. pease,
  8. pease pudding,
  9. pease-brose,
  10. peasecod

Origin of peasantry

First recorded in 1545–55; peasant + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for peasantry

peasantry

/ (ˈpɛzəntrɪ) /

noun

peasants as a class
conduct characteristic of peasants
the status of a peasant
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Word Origin and History for peasantry

peasantry

n.

1550s, from peasant + -ry.

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