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Definition of Peasant

Peasant

  1. A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.
  2. Rustic, rural.

Peasant Quotations

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

They're thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he'll learn all that is necessary for him to know.
Nikolai Gogol

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
Plato

We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant's revolution, but one of the extreme Right.
Salvador Dali

I believe in reincarnation. In my last life I was a peasant. Next time around, I'd like to be an eagle. Who hasn't dreamed they could fly? They're a protected species, too.
Lee Trevino
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Peasant Translations

peasant in Dutch is boer, landman, plattelander
peasant in Latin is paganus
peasant in Norwegian is bonde
peasant in Swedish is bonde
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