tenant farmer


noun

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

Origin of tenant farmer

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for tenant farmer

crofter, metayer, sharecropper

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British Dictionary definitions for tenant farmer

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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