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verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in dryland farming.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to grow (a specified crop) by means of dryland farming.
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Origin of dry-farm

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
Related formsdry farmer, noun
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Examples from the Web for dry-farm

Historical Examples

  • They say that folks can dry-farm the benches up toward the mountains—they can't, and I don't like to see nobody try it.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough

  • It was a cinch you couldn't turn loose and dry-farm that land and have even a fair chance of reaping a harvest.

  • I've been keeping cases pretty close on this dry-farm craze, and this stampede for claims.