sodbuster

[ sod-buhs-ter ]
/ ˈsɒdˌbʌs tər /

noun

a farmer who works the soil.

Nearby words

  1. soda-lime feldspar,
  2. sodalist,
  3. sodalite,
  4. sodality,
  5. sodamide,
  6. sodden,
  7. soddenly,
  8. soddy,
  9. soddy, frederick,
  10. sodger

Origin of sodbuster

First recorded in 1885–90; sod1 + buster

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Word Origin and History for sodbuster

sodbuster

n.

"pioneer farmer in a cattle-grazing region," originally in the U.S. West, 1897, from sod (n.1) + agent noun from bust (v.).

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