Part of speech: noun

In Europe, a petty farmer; a farm laborer.

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Usage examples "peasant":

  1. I was informed by an old peasant, who came out of the fir- forest, and with whom I entered into conversation, that a large portion of the stones had been employed in the construction of the beacon- tower. - "Weird Tales. Vol. I", E. T. A. Hoffmann.
  2. So he came in, as Rose thought at once, like a peasant of an Old World country. - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
  3. Neither the children nor the peasant we met were troubled; why was I so troubled? - "The Wife and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.