peasant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pez'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank.
  2. a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person of little financial means.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of peasants or their traditions, way of life, crafts, etc.
  2. of or designating a style of clothing modeled on the folk costumes of Western cultures, esp. women's full-sleeved, round-necked blouses and long, full skirts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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