farm hand


a person who works on a farm, especially a hired worker; hired hand.

Origin of farm hand

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for farmhand

Contemporary Examples of farmhand

Historical Examples of farmhand

  • The farmhand had filled his box and disappeared around the corner of the house.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Bill was scrubbing the porch, and a farmhand was gathering bottles from the grass into a box.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Fowler was with Dr. Willis for three or four years as a farmhand.

  • Save for a bit of a roll in his gait, he might have passed for a farmhand.

    Jack Harvey's Adventures

    Ruel Perley Smith

  • Harvey had been a farmhand until he married the farmer's daughter.

    In Pawn

    Ellis Parker Butler

British Dictionary definitions for farmhand

farm hand


a person who is hired to work on a farm
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Word Origin and History for farmhand

by 1835, from farm (n.) + hand (n.).

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