Definition of kisan in English:

kisan

noun

Indian
  • An agricultural worker; a peasant.

    • ‘The banks could provide microfinance to the kisan to buy livestock, chickens and equipment.’
    • ‘The rest of us, the small kisans, are doing very badly.’
    • ‘Schools and shops closed: milkmaids and cowherds had taken a holiday; the kisan and his helpmate took a temporary respite from their dawn-to-dusk programme of hard work in field and home.’
    • ‘That spells good news not only for the kisan but for the entire populace.’
    • ‘Singh argues that the kisans, the peasants, have been active in changing their situation.’

Origin

1930s: Hindi kisān, from Sanskrit kṛṣāṇa ‘person who plows’.

Pronunciation

kisan

/kiˈsän/