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farmer

[fahr-mer] /ˈfɑr mər/
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.
  1. a variety of twenty-one played with a 45-card pack, the object being to obtain cards having a total worth of 16.
  2. the dealer in this game.
Origin of farmer
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English fermer < Anglo-French; Old French fermier collector of revenue. See farm, -er2
Related forms
farmerlike, adjective
profarmer, adjective
underfarmer, noun
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Examples from the web for farmers
  • This type is not valued for recreational use and is viewed as a weed by farmers.
  • Delivery in the uk is by hauler or, for local farmers, by tractor and trailer.
  • Alliances with farmers became problematic because of different monetary interests.
  • These middlemen decided the prices and the offtake from the farmers by the season.
  • As milk is perishable, farmers were compelled to sell it for whatever they were offered.
  • Wants to make laws to forgive the debts of the large farmers.
  • Livestock farmers had suffered in the hands of wild animals and rustlers.
  • Limited or substandard acres of crops are detrimental to farmers and for residents.
  • These tenant farmers, eventually known as coloni, saw their condition steadily erode.
  • It is developing cultivars specifically for smallholder or subsistence farmers.
British Dictionary definitions for farmers

farmer

/ˈfɑːmə/
noun
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/
noun
1.
John. ?1565–1605, English madrigal composer and organist
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Word Origin and History for farmers

farmer

n.

late 14c., "one who collects taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French fermer, French fermier, from Medieval Latin firmarius, from firma (see farm (n.)). In the agricultural sense, 1590s, replacing native churl and husbandman.

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Slang definitions & phrases for farmers

farmer

noun

A stupid person; ignorant rustic; clown (1902+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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