- a person who works on a farm, especially a hired worker; hired hand.
Origin of farm hand
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for farm hand
He turned to his farm-hand who was reading the other half of the paper.O Pioneers!
I will be a farm-hand, and I promise you that Sans-Souci will follow my example.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)
Charles Paul de Kock
But the carriage-driver of another family is himself also a farm-hand.Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery
William A. Smith
The future of the farm-hand in America is still very hopeful.The Evolution of the Country Community
Warren H. Wilson
That would have been a fit setting for a farm-hand, or a carrier, or some other wearer of fustian.King of the Air
- a person who is hired to work on a farm