- a man whose wealth or income from other sources permits him to farm for pleasure rather than for basic income.
- a man whose income from his farm has freed him from the necessity of physical labor.
Origin of gentleman-farmer
Examples from the Web for gentleman-farmer
Historical Examples of gentleman-farmer
My father was a yeoman—an independent, or, as he was sometimes styled, a gentleman-farmer.The Desert Home
We may be allowed to think that the "gentleman-farmer" has chosen the better part.South America To-day
The successful speculator was Mr. Saxon, a gentleman-farmer, near Shepton Mallet.Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867
William Dunn Macray
She was very angry because Marriott, a gentleman-farmer from Ambergate, called her the little pole-cat.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The predominant class is what one might call the gentleman-farmer, with the stress perhaps on “gentleman.”Down the Columbia
Lewis R. Freeman
- a person who engages in farming but does not depend on it for his living
- a person who owns farmland but does not farm it personally