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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
  • It had obliged the muzhiks, but had shed a mere sprinkling for the barin.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • You've got that idea into the heads of the muzhiks, and now they're in revolt.

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
  • No more slavery—serfdom was abolished—the muzhiks were free.

    Comrade Kropotkin Victor Robinson
  • The misfortune of us muzhiks is that we cannot protect ourselves properly.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • The teams were bridleless, and in each waggon were seated some two or three muzhiks with their blouses unbuttoned.

    Fathers and Sons Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for muzhiks

muzhik

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