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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

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

A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
John Berger

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
Henry David Thoreau

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