- n a country person
- n one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
- n a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
- Graft-ridden and Crown-trodden, the people of Rumania lost last week their great champion against the small, oligarchic moneyed class; Professor Iuliu Maniu, the first peasant .
- Born to a family of peasant farmers in 1943, he came as a young man to work in the vast shipyards that the communist state was developing on the Baltic coast, as did so many other .
- Lustily sang the new peasant Deputies and Senators, clad in immaculate white homespun blouses and white legging trousers.
- Oliver Stone in International Herald Tribune
I have no illusions about the FARC, but it looks like they are a peasant army fighting for a decent living,Stone said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his hotel bar. "And here, if you fight, you fight to win."
- Fernando Lugo in Washington Post
This is where I learned to love the peasant, the indigenous people, and to admire their efforts to excel despite adverse conditions,Lugo said after arriving in the town of 29,000 several hundred miles (kilometers) north of the capital of...
- Guy Philippe in CNN
If they have proof, let them bring it on,said Philippe, adding that he plans eventually to return to his rural home and "live like a simple peasant."