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noun as in small farmer who rents land

noun as in a uneducated, rural person


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To do this, it transforms itself into an old peasant, a fellow Buddhist or a beautiful young woman.

It falls squarely in the cibo povero, or peasant food, category.

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Some toilet-oriented regurgitation was involved, followed by comical sweating, like you see in “The Wizard of Id” comic strip from a peasant before he is hanged.

His coordinators weren’t being snared away from him every other year by desperate peasants such as Texas.

This playful memorial recognizes the role of service workers and the taste for imported peasant cuisine.

He was a large man, totally bald, with the rough hands of a peasant.

After wandering at haphazard some little way I met a peasant in a sleigh.

Some “new men” from peasant and artisan backgrounds rose, but many others became part of an impoverished proletariat.

Pretty well by Russian standards—a free peasant was known as a smerd, meaning “stinker.”

Entertaining used to require intelligence or a measure of wit or, at least, peasant cunning.

But the observation he thoughtlessly uttered in French seemed to excite the peasant's attention.

She was the daughter of a peasant of Livonia, married a Swedish dragoon, who was killed on the same day in battle.

In a springtime landscape a young peasant girl is seated beneath a tree, looking before her over a sunlit plain.

The king smiled, and remembering his past pleasures, ordered a thousand crowns to the peasant.

He was the fourth son of a peasant proprietor of Lectourne, a little town on the slopes of the Pyrenees.

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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peasant, such as: laborer, sharecropper, bumpkin, cropper, farmhand, and hayseed.

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