sodbuster

[sod-buhs-ter]

noun

a farmer who works the soil.

Origin of sodbuster

First recorded in 1885–90; sod1 + buster
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Word Origin and History for 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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