peasantry definition

  • noun:
    • The personal course constituted by peasants.
    • the problem, rank, or conduct of a peasant.
    • Impoverished rural farm employees, either as serfs, small freeholders or hired fingers.
    • Ignorant individuals of the lowest personal standing; bumpkins, rustics.
    • Peasants, collectively; your body of rustics.
    • Rusticity; coarseness.
    • Peasants collectively; a body of peasants.
    • Rusticity; coarseness.
    • the course of peasants

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