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 for Peon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peon \Pe"on\, n. [Sp. peon, or Pg. pe?o, one who travels on
     foot, a foot soldier, a pawn in chess. See Pawn in chess.]
     1. A foot soldier; a policeman; also, an office attendant; a
        messenger. [India]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A day laborer; a servant; especially, in some of the
        Spanish American countries, debtor held by his creditor in
        a form of qualified servitude, to work out a debt.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Chess) See 2d Pawn.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peon \Pe"on\, n.
     See Poon.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poon \Poon\, n. [Canarese ponne.]
     A name for several East Indian, or their wood, used for the
     masts and spars of vessels, as Calophyllum angustifolium,
     Calophyllum inophullum, and Sterculia f[oe]tida; --
     called also peon.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peon
      n 1: a laborer who is obliged to do menial work [syn: drudge,
           peon, navvy, galley slave]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "peon":
     apple-polisher, ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper, bondmaid,
     bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, bootlick, bootlicker,
     brown-nose, brownie, captive, chattel, chattel slave, churl,
     clawback, concubine, countryman, countrywoman, courtier, creature,
     cringer, debt slave, dependent, dray horse, drudge, dupe, fawner,
     fellah, feudatory, flatterer, flunky, follower, footlicker,
     galley slave, groveler, handshaker, hanger-on, helot, hind,
     homager, inferior, instrument, jackal, kowtower, lackey,
     led captain, lickspit, lickspittle, liege, liege man,
     liege subject, mealymouth, minion, muzhik, myrmidon, odalisque,
     peasant, provincial, puppet, retainer, serf, servant, slave,
     slavey, spaniel, stooge, subject, subordinate, suck, sycophant,
     theow, thrall, timeserver, toad, toady, toiler, tool, truckler,
     tufthunter, underling, understrapper, vassal, villein, workhorse,
     yeoman, yes-man
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  peon
   n.
  
      A person with no special ({root or wheel) privileges on a computer
      system. ?I can't create an account on foovax for you; I'm only a peon
      there.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  peon
  
      A person with no special ({root or wheel)
     privileges on a computer system.  "I can't create an account
     on foovax for you; I'm only a peon there."
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2001-12-23)
  

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