plural -s
southern Africa
: a laborer or farmer working another person's land:

Word History


Afrikaans, from by with, at (from Middle Dutch ) + woner dweller (from woon to dwell—from Middle Dutch wōnen—+ -er); akin to Old High German with, at, and to Old High German wonēn to dwell

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“Bywoner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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