Meaning of “peon” in the English Dictionary

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"peon" in British English

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peonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpiː.ən/ us /ˈpiː.ən/

a farm worker in South America who does jobs that do not need any particular skill

US informal a person who does work that does not need any particular skill, often one who is not paid well or treated well:

The boss just never talked to peons like us. It was beneath her.

Indian English someone whose job is to work in an office doing jobs that do not need any particular skill

(Definition of “peon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)