farmhand

noun
farm·​hand | \ˈfärm-ˌhand \

Definition of farmhand 

1 : a farm laborer especially : a hired laborer on a farm

2 : a player on a farm team

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First impression Right-hander Luis Patino was one of the farmhands left behind when the minor league season began. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tri-City, AZL teams preparing to start seasons," 9 June 2018 The 29 year old was largely a farmhand for the Padres and Rangers before playing the last three seasons in Japan. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Preview: Marlins at Cardinals, Thursday, 1:15 p.m.," 7 June 2018 There’s the story about the farmhand who was gored by a bull in the cornfield. Liz Arnold, Longreads, "Making Peace with the Site of a Suicide," 11 July 2018 While some farmhands charge as little as $7 per day, poppy workers charge double that, eating up any potential profit. Washington Post, "Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana," 22 June 2018 While some farmhands charge as little as $7 per day, poppy workers charge double that, eating up any potential profit. Mark Stevenson, Fox News, "Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana," 22 June 2018 So there’s been a spike in Michigan growers bringing up Mexican farmhands over the past few years. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "US farmers, desperate for help, increasingly turn to Mexico," 22 June 2018 As a junior under new Tide coach Brad Bohannon — the former Kentucky assistant coach who recruited Astros farmhand AJ Reed to Lexington — Taylor had a .512 slugging percentage in 166 at-bats with a career-low 54 strikeouts. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Chandler Taylor pre-draft performance lands him in Houston with Astros' 10th round pick," 5 June 2018 Harvesting opium is a delicate, time-consuming task: the poppy bulb is cut and carefully scraped, often by farmhands who can collect only a small amount each day. Washington Post, "Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of farmhand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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farmhand

noun

English Language Learners Definition of farmhand

: a person who is hired to work on a farm

farmhand

noun
farm·​hand | \ˈfärm-ˌhand \

Kids Definition of farmhand

: a farm worker

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