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[fahrm-hous] /ˈfɑrmˌhaʊs/
noun, plural farmhouses
[fahrm-hou-ziz] /ˈfɑrmˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a house on a farm, especially the one used by the farmer and farmer's family.
Origin of farmhouse
First recorded in 1590-1600; farm + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He went back to the farmhouse to tell Paul of his nephew's escape.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • The men from the farmhouse had meanwhile come down with ropes.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • We shall have to be near a farmhouse, so that we can get fresh butter, milk, and eggs.

  • When we reached the farmhouse, I saw proofs of a loving conspiracy.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • He and a few picked men had been surprised in a farmhouse at breakfast.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for farmhouse


a house attached to a farm, esp the dwelling from which the farm is managed
(Brit) Also called farmhouse loaf. a large white loaf, baked in a tin, with slightly curved sides and top
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Word Origin and History for farmhouse

1590s, from farm (n.) + house (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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