farm·​hand | \ ˈfärm-ˌhand How to pronounce farmhand (audio) \

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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In April, while loading the planter with seed, Mr. Burdin joked with farmhands about equipment in the old days. James Marson, WSJ, "Struggling U.S. Farmers Worry About a Resurgent Russia," 23 Sep. 2018 Chen pitched in Japan and González was a former Los Angeles Angels and Red Sox farmhand, so they can’t be considered amateur successes. Eduardo A. Encina,, "As new signing period approaches, will Orioles invest more in international market?," 1 July 2018 With no cattle or money to buy seeds, his family worked as farmhands. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "‘All Our Lives They Wanted to Ruin Us.’ For Decades, Myanmar Sought to Drive Out Rohingya," 23 Nov. 2018 Babylonstoren is a working farm with 22 suites, some of them set in former farmhand’s cottage. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 First impression Right-hander Luis Patino was one of the farmhands left behind when the minor league season began. Jeff Sanders,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of farmhand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of farmhand

: a person who is hired to work on a farm


farm·​hand | \ ˈfärm-ˌhand How to pronounce farmhand (audio) \

Kids Definition of farmhand

: a farm worker

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