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sharecropper

[shair-krop-er] /ˈʃɛərˌkrɒp ər/
noun
1.
a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of the crop.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; share1 + cropper
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Examples for sharecropper
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for sharecropper

sharecropper

/ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpə/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a farmer, esp a tenant farmer, who pays over a proportion of a crop or crops as rent
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