WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
peas•ant /ˈpɛzənt/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]
  1. a member of a class of small farmers of low social rank, as in Europe:tried to unify the workers and peasants.
  2. an uneducated person lacking in good manners.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. of or relating to peasants.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

peasant /ˈpɛzənt/ n
  1. a member of a class of low social status that depends on either cottage industry or agricultural labour as a means of subsistence
  2. informal a person who lives in the country; rustic
  3. informal an uncouth or uncultured person
Etymology: 15th Century: from Anglo-French, from Old French païsant, from païs country, from Latin pāgus rural area; see pagan



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