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

  Peasant \Peas"ant\, n. [OF. pa["i]sant (the i being perh. due to
     confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), pa["i]san, F. paysan,
     fr. OF. & F. pays country, fr. L. pagus the country. See
     A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class
     of tillers of the soil in European countries.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Countryman; rustic; swain; hind.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peasant \Peas"ant\, a.
     Rustic, rural. --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a country person [syn: peasant, provincial, bucolic]
      2: one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
      3: a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
         [syn: peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth,
         tyke, tike]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "peasant":
     Babbitt, Bauer, Philistine, agriculturalist, agriculturist,
     agrologist, agronomist, arriviste, boor, bounder, bourgeois,
     bucolic, bumpkin, cad, churl, clod, clodhopper, clown,
     coffee-planter, collective farm worker, country, country bumpkin,
     countryman, countrywoman, crofter, cropper, cultivator,
     dirt farmer, dry farmer, epicier, farm laborer, farmer, farmhand,
     fellah, galoot, gentleman farmer, granger, groundling, grower,
     guttersnipe, harvester, harvestman, haymaker, hayseed, hick, hind,
     hooligan, husbandman, ill-bred fellow, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik,
     kulak, looby, lout, low fellow, lump, mucker, muzhik,
     nouveau riche, oaf, parvenu, peasant holder, peon, picker, planter,
     plowboy, plowman, provincial, raiser, rancher, ranchman, reaper,
     ribald, rough, roughneck, rowdy, rube, ruffian, rustic, serf,
     sharecropper, sower, swain, tea-planter, tenant farmer, tiller,
     tree farmer, truck farmer, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, yeoman,

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