croft

noun
\ ˈkrȯft How to pronounce croft (audio) \

Definition of croft

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

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crofter \ ˈkrȯf-​tər How to pronounce croft (audio) \ noun, chiefly British

First Known Use of croft

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for croft

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

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The first known use of croft was before the 12th century

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“Croft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croft. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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croft

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English Language Learners Definition of croft

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

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