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moujik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik] /muˈʒɪk, ˈmu ʒɪk/
noun
1.

muzhik

or moujik, mujik, muzjik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik] /muˈʒɪk, ˈmu ʒɪk/
noun
1.
a Russian peasant.
Origin of muzhik
1560-1570
1560-70; < Russian muzhík, equivalent to muzh husband, man (OCS mǫžĭ, akin to man1) + -ik diminutive suffix
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Historical Examples
  • The moujik sold it last week to the Elijah Priest, and got all the money for it.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • The moujik gave him one, and asked when he should come for his money.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • And you let the old man bury the moujik and think it was you?

    Abe and Mawruss Montague Glass
  • Well, the moujik died, and never said a word about the money to any one.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • But they rewarded the moujik richly, and sent him away home with great honor.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • The moujik cut off the left skirt of the shroud, and gave up the coffin-lid.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • The moujik unharnessed his horse and set it free to graze; meanwhile he laid himself down on one of the graves.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • The moujik began to thresh: from every sheaf he got a peck of grain.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • The moujik dominates the stage, even after the generous lopping from the partition of some of the choruses.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • I went along that same road, and I helped the moujik to get his cart free.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
British Dictionary definitions for moujik

moujik

/ˈmuːʒɪk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of muzhik

muzhik

/ˈmuːʒɪk/
noun
1.
a Russian peasant, esp under the tsars
Word Origin
C16: from Russian: peasant
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