One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the peasants were driving their cows to market’
agricultural worker, small farmer, rustic, son of the soil, countryman, countrywoman, farmhand, swain, villein, serf
archaic carl, cottier, kern, hind
2‘he refused to sit with people he called peasants’
lout, boor, oaf, clown, churl, yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin, village idiot, provincial, barbarian
Irish culchie, bosthoon, bogman
informal clod, clodhopper, yahoo
North American informal hayseed, hick, rube, hillbilly
Australian informal ocker
NZ Australian informal hoon
Australian derogatory, informal bevan, booner
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