Farmerlike

farmer

[fahr-mer]
noun
1.
a person who farms; person who operates a farm or cultivates land.
2.
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel.
3.
a person who undertakes some service, as the care of children or the poor, at a fixed price.
4.
a person who undertakes the collection of taxes, duties, etc., paying a fixed sum for the privilege of retaining them.
5.
Cards.
a.
a variety of twenty-one played with a 45-card pack, the object being to obtain cards having a total worth of 16.
b.
the dealer in this game.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English fermer < Anglo-French; Old French fermier collector of revenue. See farm, -er2

farmerlike, adjective
profarmer, adjective
underfarmer, noun
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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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