sharecrop
verb Etymology: back-formation from sharecropper Date: circa 1930 intransitive verb to farm as a sharecropper transitive verb to farm (land) or produce (a crop) as a sharecropper

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  • sharecrop — ☆ sharecrop [sher′kräp΄ ] vi., vt. sharecropped, sharecropping to work (land) for a share of the crop, esp. as a tenant farmer sharecropper n …   English World dictionary

  • sharecrop — /shair krop /, v.t., v.i., sharecropped, sharecropping. to farm as a sharecropper. [1865 70, Amer.; back formation from SHARECROPPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • sharecrop — verb To participate in a financial arrangement in which a tenant farmer pays for use of land with a share (part) of the crop raised on that land …   Wiktionary

  • sharecrop — v. farm land as a sharecropper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sharecrop — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: back formation from sharecropper intransitive verb : to farm as a sharecropper transitive verb : to farm (land) or produce (a particular crop) as a sharecropper sharecro …   Useful english dictionary

  • sharecrop farmer — noun small farmers and tenants (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sharecropper, ↑cropper • Hypernyms: ↑agricultural laborer, ↑agricultural labourer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sharecropping — is a system of agriculture or agricultural production in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crop produced on the land (e.g., 50 percent of the crop). This should not be confused with a crop fixed rent… …   Wikipedia

  • List of English back-formations — Back formation refers to either the process of creating a new lexeme (less precisely, a new word ) by removing actual or supposed affixes, or to the neologism formed by such a process. Back formations are shortened words created from longer words …   Wikipedia

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  • Ned Cobb — (1885 1973) was a tenant farmer born in Tallapoosa County in Alabama. His autobiography was pseudonymously published in the book All God s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw, as told to Theodore Rosengarten. Cobb was the 4th of more than 20 children… …   Wikipedia

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