Definition of downtrod in English:

downtrod

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊntrɒd/

adjective

rare
  • Kept in a position of subjection and hardship; oppressed, downtrodden.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. From down- + trod, after to tread down and downtread.