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 crofter (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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croft

noun

English Language Learners Definition of croft

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

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