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gentleman-farmer

[jen-tl-muh n-fahr-mer] /ˈdʒɛn tl mənˈfɑr mər/
noun, plural gentlemen-farmers.
1.
a man whose wealth or income from other sources permits him to farm for pleasure rather than for basic income.
2.
a man whose income from his farm has freed him from the necessity of physical labor.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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gentleman-farmer

noun (pl) gentlemen-farmers
1.
a person who engages in farming but does not depend on it for his living
2.
a person who owns farmland but does not farm it personally
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