Definition Of peasant

noun

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

  • peasant farmers

  • 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 .


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