cropper

noun (1)
crop·​per | \ ˈkrä-pər How to pronounce cropper (audio) \

Definition of cropper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that crops
2 : one that raises crops specifically : sharecropper

cropper

noun (2)

Definition of cropper (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a severe fall
2 : a sudden or violent failure or collapse

First Known Use of cropper

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cropper

Noun (2)

probably from English dialect crop neck, from crop entry 1

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