Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A farmer or farm worker in a Latin-American country.

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from campo, field, from Latin campus.]

Examples

  • So how is it that after a peasant revolution in 1952 and more then fifty years of agrarian reform, today the average campesino from the west or center of the country has less land then they started with?

    Self-erasing Bolivia

  • The blame for the eviction of 350 "campesino" families from the 14 acre subsistence South Central Farm in Los Angeles on June 13, 2006 can be pointed towards a number of corrupt Los Angeles politicians, but one stands above all others.

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

  • Although several of them, came from campesino roots.

    Chamula Power

  • Although several of them, came from campesino roots.

    Chamula Power

  • On an anecdotal level, some campesino neighbors of mine had put about 30,000 pesos in a bank account, but had major problems withdrawing it because of a problem with the account holder's fingerprints -- they would not scan, and therefore she could not access her money at this particular bank.

    Trust of banks and money in Mexico

  • On an anecdotal level, some campesino neighbors of mine had put about 30,000 pesos in a bank account, but had major problems withdrawing it because of a problem with the account holder's fingerprints -- they would not scan, and therefore she could not access her money at this particular bank.

    Trust of banks and money in Mexico

  • On an anecdotal level, some campesino neighbors of mine had put about 30,000 pesos in a bank account, but had major problems withdrawing it because of a problem with the account holder's fingerprints -- they would not scan, and therefore she could not access her money at this particular bank.

    Trust of banks and money in Mexico

  • Although several of them, came from campesino roots.

    Chamula Power

  • Although several of them, came from campesino roots.

    Chamula Power

  • On an anecdotal level, some campesino neighbors of mine had put about 30,000 pesos in a bank account, but had major problems withdrawing it because of a problem with the account holder's fingerprints -- they would not scan, and therefore she could not access her money at this particular bank.

    Trust of banks and money in Mexico

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