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tenant farmer

a person who farms the land of another and pays rent with cash or with a portion of the produce.
Origin of tenant farmer
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tenant farmer
  • Granny's house was a one-story frame building that had once housed a tenant farmer on my grandfather's farm.
  • His father was a poor tenant farmer, the lowest of the low.
  • Appellees conferred with the tenant farmer about what crops to grow and the operation of the farm.
  • By now my father was on his own working as a tenant farmer since he could not legally own any land.
  • He put in posts along the boundary designated in his survey and told his tenant farmer to farm the land.
  • Home of tenant farmer who has not yet been moved into a new house.
  • Employer is a tenant farmer who rents land from various landowners.
  • The tenant farmer pays for his share of the operating expenses and generally provides his own equipment and labor.
  • It was the first agency to do anything substantial for the tenant farmer, the sharecropper, and the migrant.
British Dictionary definitions for tenant farmer

tenant farmer

a person who farms land rented from another, the rent usually taking the form of part of the crops grown or livestock reared
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