Definition Of peasant
a poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for cultivation (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence farming in poorer countries).
As a result, poor peasants might find themselves paying their dues to a wealthy peasant, and never see the lord at all.
Example Of peasant
A starter of bucatini (a slightly hollow spaghetti) with squid was altogether more peasanty .
A tan face signifies the status of a lowly peasant who has worked in the fields all her life.
A triple blow has hit the country's rural proletariat and peasantry .
Although a majority of Italians were peasants, Italian nationalism had been remarkably inattentive to the peasantry .