noun (plural: peasants)
Etymology: From Middle English paissaunt, from Middle French paisant, from Old French país, country, from Late Latin pagensis, "inhabitant of a district", from Latin pagus, district
- A member of the class constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, and laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture.
- A country person; a rustic.
- An uncouth, crude, or ill-bred person; a boor.
- (strategy games) a worker unit (Synonyms: peon, serf, villager)
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