One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Italian peasant girl or peasant woman.
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
- ‘The gondoliers depart by boat leaving the contadine.’
- ‘He cruelly goes through a mock marriage ceremony with the innocent little contadina Tessa.’
- ‘So when Gianetta and Tessa arrive with all the contadine there is a distinct improvement in their morale.’
- ‘Fortunately, the contadine disobey his orders and they arrive in Barataria.’
- ‘I'm sure the next town hears Maria when she walks the path greeting the day and the contadinas that live here.’
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