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Origin of peasant
OTHER WORDS FROM peasantpeas·ant·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for peasant
Ferdinand Cheval was born the son of peasants in the tumultuous, newly democratic France.
I'll visit the peasants around the country and make the women go on diets.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Queen of Sweden led 6,000 peasants to prayer at a cathedral for deliverance.
Never mind the time he put hundreds of peasants to death because someone threw a cow pie in his face.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These were women of all histories: peasants, artists, and wartime heroines reaching far into future.Comme Des Garçons, Kenzo, and More Japanese Designers at Paris Fashion Week|Liza Foreman|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Luther's opposition to the peasants was his renunciation of the ephemeral favour of the people.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
It must be admitted that the Polish peasants benefited by the change.The Story of Russia|R. Van Bergen, M.A.
The peasants advanced one by one and knelt down, presenting their guns to the preacher, who laid them upon the altar.The Chouans|Honore de Balzac
Still less were the peasants capable of political initiative.Our Revolution|Leon Trotzky
He sketched the maids, the coachman, the peasants of the countryside.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
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.