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An Italian peasant or countryman.
bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, daughter of the soil, son of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarianView synonyms
- ‘Of course these southern workers, or contadini, have no idea that the simple food they will eat has inspired these two women for decades.’
- ‘Both in their seventies, they are contadini - peasant farmers - who have suffered from the recession in farming but who are making the best of what they have.’
- ‘Heavily influenced by the traditional contadino culture passed on from their parents, the second generation uneasily straddled two worlds.’
- ‘Dusty roads, terracotta roofs, gap-toothed contadini; in reality it looks just as it does in the brochures.’
- ‘In one window, a distressed officer sits at a sturdy acacia desk, scrawling a final correspondence of some illiterate contadino killed weeks before on an accursed massif.’
Italian, from contado, denoting the peasant population around a city.
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