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farm hand

noun
1.
a person who works on a farm, especially a hired worker; hired hand.
Origin of farm hand
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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  • Bill was scrubbing the porch, and a farmhand was gathering bottles from the grass into a box.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The farmhand had filled his box and disappeared around the corner of the house.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • 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
  • Kelley has been working in this community as a farmhand for some years.

  • He had always worked as a farmhand, and had acquired but little in the way of an education.

    The Land of Lure Elliott Smith
  • Shall a farmhand get only a dollar a day and a bricklayer two?

    Comrades Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for farmhand

farm hand

noun
1.
a person who is hired to work on a farm
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Word Origin and History for farmhand
n.

by 1835, from farm (n.) + hand (n.).

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