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sharecropper

[shair-krop-er] /ˈʃɛərˌkrɒp ər/
noun
1.
a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of the crop.
Origin of sharecropper
1910-1915
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15; share1 + cropper
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British Dictionary definitions for sharecropper

sharecropper

/ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpə/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a farmer, esp a tenant farmer, who pays over a proportion of a crop or crops as rent
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Word Origin and History for sharecropper
n.

also share-cropper, 1887, in a U.S. Southern context; from share + agent noun from crop (v.). Share-crop system attested from 1871. As a verb, share-crop is recorded by 1867. Sharecropping attested by 1936.

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