mujik

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian мужи́к (mužík, peasant).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmuː(d)ʒɪk/, /muːˈʒiːk/

Noun[edit]

mujik (plural mujiks or mujiki)

  1. A peasant, especially in pre-revolutionary (imperial) Russia. [from 16th c.]
    • 1954, Doris Lessing, A Proper Marriage, HarperPerennial 1995, p. 361:
      Since she had last looked at a newspaper, it appeared that the Russians had become heroes and magnificent fighters. They were no longer a rabble of ill-equipped moujiks fleeing before the Nazi hordes.
    • 1962, Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire:
      [A] few days later [I] had rented for the month of August what looked in the snapshots they sent me like a cross between a mujik's izba and Refuge Z, but it had a tiled bathroom and cost dearer than my Appalachian castle.

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Noun[edit]

mujik m f (plural mujiks)

  1. mujik (peasant in imperial Russia)