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[ shair-krop ]
/ ˈʃɛərˌkrɒp /

verb (used with or without object), share·cropped, share·crop·ping.

to farm as a sharecropper.

Nearby words

share of voice, share option, share premium, share shop, share-milker, sharecrop, sharecropper, sharecropping, shared care, shared logic, shared ownership

Origin of sharecrop

1865–70, Americanism; back formation from sharecropper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sharecrop

  • 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|Work Projects Administration

British Dictionary definitions for sharecrop


/ (ˈʃɛəˌkrɒp) /

verb -crops, -cropping or -cropped

mainly US to cultivate (farmland) as a sharecropper
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