verb (used with or without object), share·cropped, share·crop·ping.
to farm as a sharecropper.
Origin of sharecrop
1865–70, Americanism; back formation from sharecropper
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The boss man told them they could work by the day or sharecrop or they could work by groups.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
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verb -crops, -cropping or -cropped
mainly US to cultivate (farmland) as a sharecropper
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