One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Russian peasant.
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
- ‘He is, as they say in Russian, a real muzhik - a fine fellow, one of the boys.’
- ‘The Russians in the room all clambered to their feet and stared at their shoes like submissive muzhiks, while the rest of us looked around at each other in bafflement.’
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