share-cropper

sharecropper

[shair-krop-er]
noun
a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of the crop.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; share1 + cropper

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sharecropper (ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpə)
 
n
chiefly (US) a farmer, esp a tenant farmer, who pays over a proportion of a crop or crops as rent

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