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Meaning of "peon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PEON

From Spanish peón peasant, from Medieval Latin pedō man who goes on foot, from Latin pēs foot; compare Old French paonpawn².
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PRONUNCIATION OF PEON

peon  [ˈpiːən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Peon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PEON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

peon

Peon

Peonage was a type of involuntary servitude of laborers having little control over their employment conditions. Peonage existed historically during the colonial period, especially in Latin America and areas of Spanish rule.

Definition of peon in the English dictionary

The first definition of peon in the dictionary is a Spanish-American farm labourer or unskilled worker. Other definition of peon is a debtor compelled to work off his debts. Peon is also any very poor person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PEON


Aegean
iːˈdʒiːən
aeon
ˈiːən
Andean
ænˈdiːən
Caribbean
ˌkærɪˈbiːən
Cassiopeian
ˌkæsɪəˈpiːən
Cyclopean
ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːən
eon
ˈiːən
Fijian
fiːˈdʒiːən
Korean
kəˈriːən
lien
ˈliːən
oedipean
ˌiːdɪˈpiːən
paean
ˈpiːən
paeon
ˈpiːən
pantheon
pænˈθiːən
pean
ˈpiːən
pharmacopoeian
ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːən
priapean
ˌpraɪəˈpiːən
Pyrenean
ˌpɪrəˈniːən
sien
ˈsiːən
Tupian
tuːˈpiːən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEON

peonage
peonies
peonism
peony
people
people carrier
people mover
people power
people skills
people trafficking
People´s Commissar
people´s democracy
People´s Democratic Republic of Laos
People´s Democratic Republic of Yemen
People´s Dispensary for Sick Animals
people´s front
people´s panel

WORDS THAT END LIKE PEON

chameleon
dungeon
Freon
Gideon
Incheon
jeon
luncheon
napoleon
neon
nickelodeon
odeon
orthopaedic surgeon
orthopedic surgeon
pigeon
plastic surgeon
puncheon
Simeon
sturgeon
surgeon
thereon

Synonyms and antonyms of peon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «peon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PEON

Find out the translation of peon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of peon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «peon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

苦工
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peon
570 millions of speakers

English

peon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चपरासी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكادح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Peon
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

péon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Peon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ペオン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보병
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Peon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người làm công
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலுவலக உதவியாளராக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिपाई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gündelikçi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fattorino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czeladnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Peon
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

peon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορντινάντσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pion
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

peon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Peon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of peon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEON»

The term «peon» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.496 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PEON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «peon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «peon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about peon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEON»

Discover the use of peon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to peon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Peon Book: How to Manage Us
Filled with winning motivational techniques, this nevertheless irreverent guide to life at the bottom of the white collar pay scale offer earthy advice on how to get by, and even prosper, in any work environment. Original.
Dave Haynes, 2004
2
Peon to Pentagon
A rags-to-riches story of courage, determination, and perseverance in overcoming obstacles of rank-above-reason and ignorant authority in cold and hot wars.
James Murphy, 2001
3
Drinking My Way Through 14 Dating Sites
Sick of feeling heartbroken over her most recent breakup and underwhelmed by the rest of her life, Tiffany Peon decided to embark on a social experiment.
Tiffany Peon, 2012
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Summer of Discontent, Seasons of Upheaval: Elite Politics ...
Two brothers, Augusto and Joaquin Peon y Peon, became directors and board presidents of the respective railways. By 1900 the Merida-Progreso railway held 447 shares of the Campeche line, and a number of Peon relations controlled a ...
Allen Wells, 1996
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Colonel Outram: Return to an Order ... Dated 4 June 1852 : ...
peon ; 1 went with the peon and showed him the houses of the two witnesses, viz ., one a Brahmin, and the other a Banian; the Banian promised the peon he would come the next day ; but the Brahmin came, whom I produced before the ...
‎1852
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Paraguay
In the latter case, relations between the peasants and landowners were well defined, though actual rights to the land were not. The large landowner was known as patron ("pah-TRONE"), while the peasant was called the peon ("pay- OHN").
Leslie Jermyn, 1999
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Yumáyk Yumáyk
Micha' ' axaninik-sum ' ataax-um yi'yi-wun teeponi-sh? how-q person-pl play-pr:pl peon-abs How do Indians play peon? No-$waamay 'ayali-q 'oono. my-daughter know-pr:sg that. My daughter knows about that . Teeponi-sh mii-q, ' ataax-um ...
Villiana Calac Hyde, Eric Elliott, 1994
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The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity ...
All attempts at negotiation having failed, the impasse was referred to the PEON commission. PEON: Defining the Context for Technological Development The Commission pour la Production d'Electricité d'Origine Nucléaire (PEON) , founded ...
Gabrielle Hecht, Michel Callon, 2009
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The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories
He reproached the peon with all the logic typical of his nationality, reproaches to which the peon responded evasively. Once free, his mission concluded, the poor horse — across whose ribs lay countless lash marks — trembled, lowered his ...
Horacio Quiroga, Margaret Sayers Peden, 1976
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Culture of Empire: American Writers, Mexico, and Mexican ...
In this stimulating history, Gilbert G. González traces the development of the culture of empire and its effects on U.S. attitudes and policies toward Mexican immigrants.
Gilbert G. González, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term peon is used in the context of the following news items.
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MBMC peon nabbed for fleecing hawkers
Bhayandar : A peon attached to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) was caught red handed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau ... «Free Press Journal, Jul 15»
2
Peon held for accepting Rs 30 as bribe in Thane
Officials of the Thane unit of Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught a peon from the municipal corporation redhanded while taking ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
3
Rear View: Presidential tales
Declaring that he had been treated as a “chaprasi (peon)”, he resigned. Meanwhile, Vice President V.V. Giri, angry because he was bypassed, ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
4
They Say Paraguay Is In Africa: Mosaic Of Horror
... as “un-people”, where the owner of some plantation would not hesitate to blow out the brains of a 'peon', just because he is in foul mood or in ... «CounterCurrents.org, Jul 15»
5
Varanasi Replaces Big City Chu... SHOMA A.CHATTERJI
And ideoscapes are portrayed through the rapidly changing sexual morals of youngsters in the city that includes an ordinary clerk/peon making ... «Google, Jul 15»
6
District And Sessions Judge, Moga Notified Recruitment For 12 …
District and Sessions Judge, Moga invited applications from eligible candidates to fulfill posts of 'Peon (Class – VI)'. The candidates eligible for ... «Mizo News, Jul 15»
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Cops forced to change gutkha cover of Teesta files | Ahmedabad …
A few days later another peon was called on suspicion of taking a computer`s CPU out of the building and replacing it with an old CPU. A police ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
8
Through struggle & grief, memories of martyrs linger on
She was given a job of a peon in the BPO office after six years of running from pillar to post. She rues the fact that she has still not got all her ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
9
5 MVD Officials Suspended for Taking Bribe
... and Mohammed Rafeeq and peon Santhosh who was later promoted as Lower Division clerk and shifted to the RTO office in Palakkad. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
10
Blessed Is The Government Service
Just under 10 full moons, the minimum salary of a low grade employee in government service such as a peon was around Rs. 12,000. «Sunday Leader, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Peon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/peon>. Dec 2019 ».
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