from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Russian peasant.
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- n. Alternative spelling of mujik.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Russian peasant. Also written mujik, moujik.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
A muzhik is a Russian peasant; the word occurs often in the stories of Isaac Babel, which Carver greatly admired.
The muzhik is a very matter-of-fact practical person, totally incapable of understanding what
Some found it strange that this muzhik from the Urals, this construction foreman, would be the one to bring democracy to Russia.
Writers of this era [...] described the native as a robust youth with "gentile" characteristics, a kind of Jewish muzhik, or Russian peasant -- strapping, self-confident, and strong-spirited, as opposed to the stereotypical Diaspora Jew, who was pale, servile, and cowardly.
- Vladimir Putin heralding Leonardo DiCaprio as a nastoyachshi muzhik for daring to fly on to the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg this week after his first flight got turned back to NYC when an engine blew out and his second, on a private jet, had to land in Finland because of heavy winds.
She asks him about his day and strips out of her remaining clothes, ravenously eats cocktail nuts, and calls her husband “my little muzhik.”
"He has proved he is a genuine muzhik [a real man]," says Aleksandr Oslon, head of the Public Opinion Foundation, a polling group in Moscow.
She remembered palatial estates and obedient muzhik serfs.
A total muzhik, nonetheless, he was laid-back, rather than suspicious and envious, the traditional landed Russian's characteristics.
In order to learn the secret of the inward peace of the muzhik, he began to copy his outward dress.
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