sharecropper

[ shair-krop-er ]
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noun
  1. a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of the crop.

Origin of sharecropper

1
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; share1 + cropper

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British Dictionary definitions for sharecropper

sharecropper

/ (ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpə) /


noun
  1. mainly US a farmer, esp a tenant farmer, who pays over a proportion of a crop or crops as rent

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