noun, plural farm·hous·es [fahrm-hou-ziz] /ˈfɑrmˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a house on a farm, especially the one used by the farmer and farmer's family.

Origin of farmhouse

First recorded in 1590–1600; farm + house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of farmhouse

Historical Examples of farmhouse

  • He went back to the farmhouse to tell Paul of his nephew's escape.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • The men from the farmhouse had meanwhile come down with ropes.


    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • We shall have to be near a farmhouse, so that we can get fresh butter, milk, and eggs.

  • When we reached the farmhouse, I saw proofs of a loving conspiracy.

  • He and a few picked men had been surprised in a farmhouse at breakfast.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

British Dictionary definitions for farmhouse



a house attached to a farm, esp the dwelling from which the farm is managed
Also called: farmhouse loaf British a large white loaf, baked in a tin, with slightly curved sides and top
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Word Origin and History for farmhouse

1590s, from farm (n.) + house (n.).

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