- a person who works on a farm, especially a hired worker; hired hand.
Origin of farm hand
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for farmhand
Bill was scrubbing the porch, and a farmhand was gathering bottles from the grass into a box.
The farmhand had filled his box and disappeared around the corner of the house.
Fowler was with Dr. Willis for three or four years as a farmhand.
Save for a bit of a roll in his gait, he might have passed for a farmhand.Jack Harvey's Adventures
Ruel Perley Smith
Harvey had been a farmhand until he married the farmer's daughter.In Pawn
Ellis Parker Butler
- a person who is hired to work on a farm
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Word Origin and History for farmhand
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