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sharecrop

[shair-krop]
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verb (used with or without object), share·cropped, share·crop·ping.
  1. to farm as a sharecropper.

Origin of sharecrop

1865–70, Americanism; back formation from sharecropper
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Examples from the Web for sharecrop

Historical Examples

  • The boss man told them they could work by the day or sharecrop or they could work by groups.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States

    Work Projects Administration


British Dictionary definitions for sharecrop

sharecrop

verb -crops, -cropping or -cropped
  1. mainly US to cultivate (farmland) as a sharecropper
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