Definition of paysan in English:

paysan

noun

  • A peasant or countryman, especially in France.

    • ‘Most people find this gives the place a pretty charming air of dereliction, and it's a lot quieter, less shiny and less choked with paysans than cities on the Italian, or even the European mainland.’
    • ‘In his autobiography, one small farmer from the first half of the twentieth century was happy to call himself a paysan but carefully termed his son, a farmer of the second half, a cultivateur.’
    • ‘In recent years, the imitation of French culture has led people to refer to the ‘provinces’ and to their inhabitants as paysans - ‘peasants.’’
    bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, daughter of the soil, son of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarian
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Origin

French.

Pronunciation:

paysan

/pāˈzän/