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Correct spelling:
peon
Definition:
p[= e]' on, n. a day-labourer, esp. in South America, one working off a debt by bondage: in India, a foot-soldier, a messenger, a native policeman.-- ns. P[= E]' ONAGE, P[= E]' ONISM, this kind of agricultural servitude. [ Sp.,-- Low L. pedo-- L. pes, pedis, a foot.]

Synonyms:

adjective
inferior
junior, menial, minus, entry level, most inferior, second-string, back seat, entry-level, bottom-rung, second-banana, second-fiddle.
noun
assistant
cooperator, fellow worker, lieutenant, temporary worker, Temps, Co-operator, cooperators, fellow workers, right-hand person.
drudge
plodder, workaholic, workhorse, menials, workhorses, nose to grindstone, plodders.
inferior
hanger-on, juniors.
menial worker
drudge, farm worker, farmhand, gopher, laborer, peasant, serf, servant, slave, unskilled laborer.
peasant
cropper, planter, rube, sharecropper, villein, planters, provincials, villeins, croppers.
peon
drudge, galley slave, navvy.
roustabout
workman, Workingmen, Workingman, Workwomen, Workwoman, operatives, workingwoman.
servant
agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, assistant, auxiliary, chattel, deputy, employee, flunky, hand, help, helper, helping hand, helpmate, henchman, junior, laborer, lieutenant, menial, pawn, serf, servant, subject, subordinate, underling, vassal, volunteer, worker.
subordinate
underling, dependents, poor relation, third string.
tool
jackal, jackals.
Examples of usage:
  1. The ruins lie on the common lands of the village of Nohcacab, at least so say the alcaldes of that place, but Don Simon Peon claims that they are within the old boundaries of the hacienda of Uxmal, and the settling of the question is not worth the expense of a survey. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  2. They have driven the poor peon well nigh distracted with jealousy- felt all the keener from its being his first experience of it, all the angrier from consciousness of his own honest love- while he believes that of the intruder to have a different intent. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  3. I returned to Masulipatam on the 23d, whence I dispatched a peon with letters to Mr Aldworth at Surat. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  4. Dice clicked; cards sputtered; the pawn passed in the ancient peon game. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  5. The wonderful telegram from Simla arrived- that was the wonderful part- at the same time; I remembered how the red, white, and blue turban of the telegraph peon bobbed up behind her shoulder in the veranda. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan

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