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croft

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[ krawft, kroft ]
/ krɔft, krɒft /
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noun British.
a small farm, especially one worked by a tenant.
a small plot of ground adjacent to a house and used as a kitchen garden, to pasture one or two cows, etc.; a garden large enough to feed a family or have commercial value.
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Origin of croft

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before 1000; Middle English, Old English: small field

Other definitions for croft (2 of 2)

croft2
[ krawft, kroft ]
/ krɔft, krɒft /

noun
a small, portable filing cabinet of table height, having drop leaves for use as a table.

Origin of croft

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Named after the Reverend Sir Herbert Croft (1757–1816), lexicologist, its inventor
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British Dictionary definitions for croft

croft
/ (krɒft) /

noun British
a small enclosed plot of land, adjoining a house, worked by the occupier and his family, esp in Scotland
Lancashire dialect a patch of wasteland, formerly one used for bleaching fabric in the sun

Word Origin for croft

Old English croft; related to Middle Dutch krocht hill, field, Old English creopan to creep
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