farmer

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noun farm·er \ˈfär-mər\

Definition of farmer

  1. 1 :  a person who pays a fixed sum for some privilege or source of income

  2. 2 :  a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish)

  3. 3 :  yokel, bumpkin

Examples of farmer in a Sentence

  1. My uncle has been a farmer for 60 years.

  2. a young farmer whose family has been growing wheat for many generations

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First Known Use of farmer

14th century


Farmer

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biographical name Far·mer \ˈfär-mər\

Definition of Farmer

  1. Fannie Merritt 1857–1915 American cookery expert


Farmer

biographical name farm·er

Definition of Farmer

  1. James Leonard 1920–1999 American civil rights leader


FARMER Defined for English Language Learners

farmer

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Definition of farmer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who runs a farm



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