croft

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noun \ ˈkrȯft \

Definition of croft

1 chiefly British :a small enclosed field usually adjoining a house
2 chiefly British :a small farm worked by a tenant

crofter

play \ˈkrȯf-tər\ noun, chiefly British

Origin and Etymology of croft

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle Dutch krocht hill


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Definition of croft for English Language Learners

  • : a small farm usually with a house on it in Scotland


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