Definition of peasantize in US English:

peasantize

(also peasantise)

verb

  • with object To give the characteristics of a peasant economy to (an economy or social system); to make a peasant of (a person). Also without object with object implied.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Granville Stanley Hall (1844–1924). From peasant + -ize.

Pronunciation

peasantize

/ˈpɛz(ə)ntʌɪz/