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farmhouse

[fahrm-hous]
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noun, plural farm·hous·es [fahrm-hou-ziz] /ˈfɑrmˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a house on a farm, especially the one used by the farmer and farmer's family.
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Origin of farmhouse

First recorded in 1590–1600; farm + house
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  • 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.

    Malbone

    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

farmhouse

noun
  1. a house attached to a farm, esp the dwelling from which the farm is managed
  2. 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

n.

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

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