Origin of peasant
OTHER WORDS FROM peasantpeas·ant·like, adjective
How to use peasant in a sentence
Ferdinand Cheval was born the son of peasants in the tumultuous, newly democratic France.
In 1980 alone, nearly 10,000 Salvadoran citizens, mostly peasants, students and workers, were killed.
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.
Every roof includes long eaves to protect peasants from the frequent rains.
His parents were peasants and he wrought as a day laborer till he attracted attention.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Some peasants had brought the news to the chateau, with the additional information that they were all to be shot within two days.
Another glorious distinction of Bastien-Lepage was that he loved the fields as well as he loved the peasants.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
The peasants take equal pains in its fumigation, using various kinds of wood according to the color of leaf they wish to obtain.
Hauge sought and found his earliest and most devoted disciples among the peasants.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
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.