from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the class constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, and laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture.
- n. A country person; a rustic.
- n. An uncouth, crude, or ill-bred person; a boor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the lowly social class which toils on the land, constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, farmhands and other laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture and horticulture.
- n. A country person.
- n. An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person.
- n. a worker unit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rustic, rural.
- n. A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person of inferior rank or condition living in the country or in a rural village, and usually engaged in agricultural labor; a rustic; a countryman.
- Of or pertaining to, or characteristic of, peasants; rustic; rural: often used as an epithet of reproach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
- n. a country person
- n. a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
In the tape, only one peasant is shown to possess a machete (scarcely unusual for a mountain peasant), and no guns are seen among them (although at a show-and-tell the next week, four or five weapons were displayed by the Judiciales who claimed that they came from the truck).
Those who farm in the US distance themselves from the term peasant, thinking it connotes a tenant, sharecropper, a small farmer or mere farm worker.
Ugh. If the king hadn't left the sack of gold there, are we to think the peasant is a chump?
A goat to a poor Mexican peasant is their source of livelihood.
“Like many other armies in peasant and tribal societies,” writes Channa Wickremesekera in Kandy at War: Indigenous Military Resistance to European Expansion in Sri Lanka 1594 to 1818 (2004), “the Kandyan army fought in loosely organized and highly mobile units depending on a flimsy logistical base,” making optimum use of its rugged, jungly terrain.
“Christian” life, as he called his peasant existence.
The Latin American peasant does not have water, electricity, doctors, medicine, or vaccination campaigns.
For the Latin American peasant this would be a true fantasy, a dream.
There were dolls in Greek peasant costume, in Laevatian peasant costume, in Albanian peasant costume; baby dolls, little girl dolls, soldier dolls, black dolls.
You are not a better man than any peasant from the Serbian villages.