”A peasant is a member of a traditional class of farmers.” (from Wikipedia)
I'm just amused that I can write "My parents are peasants" and still be told I'm correct.
Goes back to feudal times.
Can this word be seen as offensive in Swedish? Calling someone a peasant would definitely be insulting in English..
No, the default translation is "farmers", but Swedish uses the same word for both. :)
"Shoulda thought o' that before you became peasants! Take him away..." - Yzma, The Emperor's New Groove