Meaning of peasantism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɛz(ə)ntɪz(ə)m/


  • 1Politics
    The doctrine that power should be vested in the peasant class. Also Russian History: the doctrine that the peasant class and the intelligentsia are the only true revolutionary forces; Narodnikism.

  • 2The state or condition of being a peasant; conduct or attitudes characteristic of or attributed to peasants; identification or sympathy with peasant life.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From peasant + -ism.