muzhik [mo͞o zhēk′, mo͞o′zhik΄]
[Russ, dim. of muž, MAN]
in czarist Russia, a peasant

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  • Muzhik — or mujik (Russian мужик) refers to a Russian peasant, usually from pre 1917 Imperial Russia. The term connotes a certain degree of poverty, as most muzhiks were serfs before the 1861 agricultural reforms. After that date, serfs were given parcels …   Wikipedia

  • muzhik — /mooh zhik , mooh zhik/, n. a Russian peasant. Also, moujik, mujik, muzjik. [1560 70; < Russ muzhík, equiv. to muzh husband, man (OCS mozi, akin to MAN1) + ik dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • muzhik —    (moo ZHEEK) [Russian: man; husband] In czarist Russia, a peasant. More recently, a colloquial term for “a man’s man.” Also written moujik, muzjhik.    Mr. Stepashin is a former fireman with no known interests outside work and a reputation as a …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • muzhik — mu•zhik or mu•zjik [[t]muˈʒɪk, ˈmu ʒɪk[/t]] n. a Russian peasant • Etymology: 1560–70; < Russ muzhík, der. of muzh husband, man …   From formal English to slang

  • muzhik — n. (also moujik) hist. a Russian peasant. Etymology: Russ. muzhik …   Useful english dictionary

  • muzhik — also moujik or mujik noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1568 a Russian peasant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muzhik — mu·zhik || muː ʒɪk / muːʒɪk n. moujik, Russian peasant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muzhik — [mu: ʒɪk, mu:ʒɪk] (also moujik) noun historical a Russian peasant. Origin Russ …   English new terms dictionary

  • muzhik — mu·zhik …   English syllables

  • muzhik — A Russian peasant …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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