tenant farmer
noun Date: 1748 a farmer who works land owned by another and pays rent either in cash or in shares of produce

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  • tenant farmer — ➔ farmer * * * tenant farmer UK US noun [C] ► PROPERTY a farmer who pays rent to use land owned by someone else: »Millions of farmers in the Philippines are tenant farmers and, on average, they hand over 60 70% of their harvest to their landlord… …   Financial and business terms

  • tenant farmer — noun count a farmer who rents land from someone else …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tenant farmer — n someone who farms land that is rented from someone else …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tenant farmer — ► NOUN ▪ a person who farms rented land …   English terms dictionary

  • tenant farmer — n. a person who farms land owned by another and pays rent in cash or in a share of the crops …   English World dictionary

  • tenant farmer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tenant farmer : singular tenant farmer plural tenant farmers a farmer who rents land from someone else …   English dictionary

  • Tenant farmer — A tenant farmer is one who resides on and farms land owned by a landlord. Tenant farming is an agricultural production system in which landowners contribute their land and often a measure of operating capital and management; while tenant farmers… …   Wikipedia

  • tenant farmer — noun a farmer who works land owned by someone else • Hypernyms: ↑farmer, ↑husbandman, ↑granger, ↑sodbuster, ↑tenant * * * noun, pl ⋯ mers [count] : a farmer who raises crops on land that is rented from someone else …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenant farmer — 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

  • tenant farmer — a person who farms the land of another and pays rent with cash or with a portion of the produce. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

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