tenant farmer


noun

a person who farms the land of another and pays rent with cash or with a portion of the produce.

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Origin of tenant farmer

First recorded in 1855–60
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tenant farmer

noun

a person who farms land rented from another, the rent usually taking the form of part of the crops grown or livestock reared
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