[huhz-buh nd-muh n]

noun, plural hus·band·men.

a farmer.

Origin of husbandman

First recorded in 1300–50, husbandman is from the Middle English word husbondeman. See husband, man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for husbandman

grower, gardener, agronomist

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British Dictionary definitions for husbandman


noun plural -men

a farmer
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Word Origin and History for husbandman

c.1300, "head of a family;" early 14c., "tiller of the soil," from husband (n.) + man (n.).

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