- a person who farms; person who operates a farm or cultivates land.
- an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel.
- a person who undertakes some service, as the care of children or the poor, at a fixed price.
- a person who undertakes the collection of taxes, duties, etc., paying a fixed sum for the privilege of retaining them.
- a variety of twenty-one played with a 45-card pack, the object being to obtain cards having a total worth of 16.
- the dealer in this game.
Origin of farmer
- Fannie (Mer·ritt) [mer-it] /ˈmɛr ɪt/, 1857–1915, U.S. authority on cooking.
- James (Leonard),1920–1999, U.S. civil-rights leader; founder of CORE.
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"The whole Howard lot's a stuck-up set," muttered the farmer.
"I guess I'll go to look after the horses," said the farmer, rising.
- a person who operates or manages a farm
- a person who obtains the right to collect and retain a tax, rent, etc, or operate a franchise for a specified period on payment of a fee
- a person who looks after a child for a fixed sum
- John. ?1565–1605, English madrigal composer and organist
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Word Origin and History for farmer
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