: of or relating to the fields or country : rustic
: of or relating to the work (such as harvesting) done in a field
In south India, the situation seemed inconsistent, though varieties of agrestic servitude which bore the characteristics of both serfdom and slavery were palpable and widespread.Daud Ali, in Slavery & South Asian History, 2006

Word History


Latin agrestis + English -ic

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrestic was in 1617

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“Agrestic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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