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peasantn. [OF. païsant (the i being perh. due to confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), païsan, F. paysan, fr. OF. & F. pays country, fr. L. pagus the country. See Pagan.].
     A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Countryman; rustic; swain; hind.
     Rustic, rural.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]


peasant, n.
1 esp. colloq. a countryman or countrywoman; a rustic.
2 a a worker on the land, esp. a labourer or smallholder. b hist. a member of an agricultural class dependent on subsistence farming.
3 derog. a lout; a boorish person.

peasantry n. (pl. -ies). peasanty adj.
ME f. AF paisant, OF pa{iuml}sent, earlier pa{iuml}sence f. pa{iuml}s country ult. f. L pagus canton



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