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crofter

[krawf-ter, krof-]
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noun British.
  1. a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England.
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Origin of crofter

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at croft1, -er1
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Related Words for crofter

crofter, metayer, sharecropper

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Historical Examples of crofter

  • The crofter's cattle went down in the disease, and one of them died.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

    William M'Combie

  • To Crofter belonged the honour of first wiping off scores with the enemy.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • “If Crofter has the least sense of literary taste, he will frame it,” said Pridgin.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • It was heads, and I was solemnly ordered to adhere to Crofter.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed


British Dictionary definitions for crofter

crofter

noun
  1. British an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England
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