A member of the lowly social class which toils on the land, constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, farmhands and other laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture and horticulture. (noun)
A country person. (noun)
An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person. (noun)
a worker unit (noun)
Examples of word peasant
In the tape, only one peasant is shown to possess a machete (scarcely unusual for a mountain peasant), and no guns are seen among them (although at a show-and-tell the next week, four or five weapons were displayed by the Judiciales who claimed that they came from the truck).
Those who farm in the US distance themselves from the term peasant, thinking it connotes a tenant, sharecropper, a small farmer or mere farm worker.
Ugh. If the king hadn't left the sack of gold there, are we to think the peasant is a chump?
A goat to a poor Mexican peasant is their source of livelihood.
â€œLike many other armies in peasant and tribal societies,â€ writes Channa Wickremesekera in Kandy at War: Indigenous Military Resistance to European Expansion in Sri Lanka 1594 to 1818 (2004), â€œthe Kandyan army fought in loosely organized and highly mobile units depending on a flimsy logistical base,â€ making optimum use of its rugged, jungly terrain.