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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Example sentences
Even so, he had had to work as a sharecropper to support his growing family.
He did not stop for lunch at the sharecropper's house.
Eligible producers may be a landowner, landlord or water lord, tenant or sharecropper.
He bought his first guitar at age seventeen with his sharecropper's wages and taught himself to play.
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