sharecropper

[ shair-krop-er ]
/ ˈʃɛərˌkrɒp ər /

noun

a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of the crop.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of sharecropper

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; share1 + cropper
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sharecropper

sharecropper
/ (ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpə) /

noun

mainly US a farmer, esp a tenant farmer, who pays over a proportion of a crop or crops as rent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012