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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of muzhik.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of mujik.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as muzhik.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

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Examples

  • "Adoremus in aeternum" was their motto; he was her humble "moujik," and she was his "predilecta, his love, his life, his only thought." [

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • ` Hellish places, by all accounts, rations a Siberian moujik wouldn't touch, and less civilised behaviour than you'd meet in the Congo, but I'm told there's no education like it - a lifetime's trainin 'in knavery packed into six years.

    Watershed

  • There was a thumping of boots on the bank, I started round, and there was the moujik, not ten yards away.

    Fiancée

  • It hadn't even occurred to me that he might be in the shooting party, but here he came, strolling across, and behind him a great burly unmistakable moujik, in smock and boots, carrying his pouches.

    Fiancée

  • Then he snapped his fingers, and the moujik came padding out of the dimness of the wood; he was heeled and ready as well, his eyes glaring above his furze of beard.

    Fiancée

  • I yelled and grabbed for a stone, there was the crash of a gunshot - and the moujik dropped his piece, shrieking, and clutched at his arm as he toppled backwards among the rocks.

    Fiancée

  • And there, standing not five yards off, with a smoking revolver in his hand, was a tall fellow in tweeds; he just gave me a nod, and then jumped lightly over the rocks and stood over the moujik, who was groaning and clutching his bleeding arm.

    Fiancée

  • "I have my own loader," says he, indicating the moujik.

    Fiancée

  • Thus the most urgent task before the victorious Communist Government was the extermination of the moujik; and yet the moujik, being still the goose that laid the golden eggs, could not be exterminated summarily without incidentally exterminating the whole Russian nation. ...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Armenians and Guns:

  • Mikhayeff is a very wise moujik, and he surprises me very much.

    The Kreutzer Sonata, and other stories

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  • A more common transliteration from the Russian is muzhik.

    January 7, 2009

  • (n): a loose fur cape or garment for a woman. Also mujik.

    January 7, 2009