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muzhik

[moo-zhik, moo-zhik] /muˈʒɪk, ˈmu ʒɪk/
noun
1.
a Russian peasant.
Also, moujik, mujik, muzjik.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Russian muzhík, equivalent to muzh husband, man (OCS mǫžĭ, akin to man1) + -ik diminutive suffix
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muzhik

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