a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England.
Origin of crofter
word dating back to 1250–1300;
see origin at croft1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for crofter
Historical Examples of crofter
The crofter's cattle went down in the disease, and one of them died.
But, as Crofter only smiled, he turned on his heel and strode out of the room.
Crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.
Crofter and Wales were first outside, looking as white as milk.
Crofter must square this part of the business up with his enemy.
British Dictionary definitions for crofter
British an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England
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