From Late Middle English paissaunt, from Anglo-Norman paisant, from Old French païsan ("countryman, peasant"), from païs, from Late Latin pāgēnsis ("inhabitant of a district"), from Latin pāgus ("district") + Old French -enc ("member of"), from Frankish -inc, -ing "-ing". .
Modern English dictionary
Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.
Word of the Day
Get a curated memorable word every day.
Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.