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sharecropper

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noun share·crop·per \-ˌkrä-pər\

Simple Definition of sharecropper

  • : a farmer especially in the southern U.S. who raises crops for the owner of a piece of land and is paid a portion of the money from the sale of the crops

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sharecropper

  1. :  a tenant farmer especially in the southern United States who is provided with credit for seed, tools, living quarters, and food, who works the land, and who receives an agreed share of the value of the crop minus charges

1923

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1923

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