f. farmer

Farmer

[fahr-mer]
noun
1.
Fannie (Merritt) [mer-it] , 1857–1915, U.S. authority on cooking.
2.
James (Leonard) 1920–1999, U.S. civil-rights leader; founder of CORE.
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farmer (ˈfɑːmə)
 
n
1.  a person who operates or manages a farm
2.  a person who obtains the right to collect and retain a tax, rent, etc, or operate a franchise for a specified period on payment of a fee
3.  a person who looks after a child for a fixed sum

Farmer (ˈfɑːmə)
 
n
John. ?1565--1605, English madrigal composer and organist

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farmer
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. fermer, Fr. fermier, from M.L. firmarius, from firma (see farm). In the agricultural sense, 1590s, replacing native churl and husbandman.
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