sharecropper
noun Date: 1923 a tenant farmer especially in the southern United States who is provided with credit for seed, tools, living quarters, and food, who works the land, and who receives an agreed share of the value of the crop minus charges

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sharecropper — share‧crop‧per [ˈʆeəˌkrɒpə ǁ ˈʆerˌkrɑːpər] noun [countable] especially AmE JOBS FARMING a farmer who uses someone else s land, and gives the owner part of the crop in return * * * sharecropper UK US /ˈʃeəˌkrɒpər/ noun [C] ► a farmer who rents… …   Financial and business terms

  • sharecropper — (n.) also share cropper, share cropper, 1887, in a U.S. Southern context; from SHARE (Cf. share) + agent noun from CROP (Cf. crop) (v.). Share crop system attested from 1871. To share crop is recorded by 1867. Sharecropping attested by 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • sharecropper — UK [ˈʃeə(r)ˌkrɒpə(r)] / US [ˈʃerˌkrɑpər] noun [countable] Word forms sharecropper : singular sharecropper plural sharecroppers mainly American a farmer who grows crops on someone else s land and receives part of the money earned from selling the… …   English dictionary

  • sharecropper — [[t]ʃe͟ə(r)krɒpə(r)[/t]] sharecroppers N COUNT A sharecropper is a farmer who pays the rent for his land with some of the crops they produce …   English dictionary

  • sharecropper — /shair krop euhr/, n. a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of the crop. [1910 15, Amer.; SHARE1 + CROPPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • sharecropper — noun A person who enters an agreement with a land owner to farm the land and then pay a portion (share) of the produce as rent. One who sharecrops …   Wiktionary

  • sharecropper — Synonyms and related words: Bauer, agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist, coffee planter, collective farm worker, crofter, cropper, cultivator, dirt farmer, dry farmer, farm laborer, farmer, farmhand, gentleman farmer, granger,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sharecropper — share|crop|per [ ʃer,krapər ] noun count a farmer who grows crops on someone else s land and receives part of the money earned from selling the crops …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sharecropper — n. tenant farmer who pays rent with a share of his crop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sharecropper — noun chiefly N. Amer. a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent. Derivatives sharecrop verb (sharecrops, sharecropping, sharecropped) …   English new terms dictionary

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