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[fahrm-hous] /ˈfɑrmˌhaʊs/
noun, plural farmhouses
[fahrm-hou-ziz] /ˈfɑrmˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a house on a farm, especially the one used by the farmer and farmer's family.
Origin of farmhouse
1590-1600; farm + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for farmhouse
  • The words she croaks in her thatch-roofed, mud-brick farmhouse are precious.
  • Bored living alone in a little farmhouse, he came up with a model for a betting exchange.
  • The final phase involved leasing an isolated farmhouse.
  • Salinas took his robot to a rural farmhouse selected by the police.
  • But now rain is pounding down, obscuring the monster storm bearing down on his two-story farmhouse.
  • The cinder-block farmhouse lacks central heat, so the family wraps in blankets and huddles around a space heater.
  • Thus, he takes the easy route by stealing a plump gobbler from a nearby farmhouse.
  • Blinding floodlights illuminate his stone farmhouse at night.
  • Both his workshop and farmhouse have been preserved.
  • Finally, he decided he wanted to restore the historic farmhouse.
British Dictionary definitions for farmhouse


a house attached to a farm, esp the dwelling from which the farm is managed
(Brit) Also called farmhouse loaf. a large white loaf, baked in a tin, with slightly curved sides and top
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Word Origin and History for farmhouse

1590s, from farm (n.) + house (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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