Nearby words

  1. farinose,
  2. farkleberry,
  3. farl,
  4. farley,
  5. farley, james aloysius,
  6. farm belt,
  7. farm bloc,
  8. farm bureau,
  9. farm hand,
  10. farm out


    buy the farm, Slang. to die or be killed.

Origin of farm

1250–1300; Middle English ferme “lease, rented land, rent,” from Anglo-French, Old French, from Vulgar Latin ferma (unattested), derivative of fermāre (unattested) for Latin firmāre “to make firm, confirm”; see firm1

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British Dictionary definitions for farmable


/ (fɑːm) /



See also farm out

Derived Formsfarmable, adjective

Word Origin for farm

C13: from Old French ferme rented land, ultimately from Latin firmāre to settle

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Word Origin and History for farmable
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Idioms and Phrases with farmable


In addition to the idiom beginning with farm

  • farm out

also see:

  • buy it (the farm)
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