[pee-uh-nij] /ˈpi ə nɪdʒ/
the condition or service of a .
the practice of holding persons in servitude or partial slavery, as to work off a debt or to serve a penal sentence.
the state of being a peon
a system in which a debtor must work for his creditor until the debt is paid off
1848, American English, from peon + -age.
A system of forced labor based on debts incurred by workers. Peonage developed particularly in plantation economies, where employers forced laborers to buy from employer-owned stores, pay inflated prices, and stay in debt.
[pee-uh-nee] /ˈpi ə ni/ noun, plural peonies. 1. any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Paeonia, having large, showy flowers, as the widely cultivated species P. lactiflora: the state flower of Indiana. /ˈpiːənɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. any of various ranunculaceous shrubs and plants of the genus Paeonia, of Eurasia and North America, […]
- People carrier
noun 1. another name for multipurpose vehicle noun any vehicle designed to carry a large group of people, such as a family; a term for a minivan or other family-type vehicle Usage Note UK
[pee-puh l-hoo d] /ˈpi pəlˌhʊd/ noun 1. the state or condition of being a . 2. the consciousness of certain beliefs or characteristics that make one part of a ; sense of belonging to a .
noun a device attached to a television that electronically records and monitors what is viewed by individual people, used as part of the Nielsen Media Research