gentleman-farmer

[ jen-tl-muh n-fahr-mer ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tl mənˈfɑr mər /

noun, plural gen·tle·men-farm·ers.

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.

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Origin of gentleman-farmer

First recorded in 1740–50
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British Dictionary definitions for gentleman-farmer

gentleman-farmer

noun plural gentlemen-farmers

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
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