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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Recent Examples on the Web But the 1935 murder of the Black farmhand — and the way the crowd of close to 1,000 children and adults treated it as a public spectacle — still casts a painful shadow over Fort Lauderdale’s history. Susannah Bryan,, 15 June 2021 Legal experts say ensuring a fair trial for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the 2018 slaying of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, will be difficult given the extraordinary circumstances of the case. Fox News, 17 May 2021 One of the hottest hitters in all of minor league baseball is an Orioles farmhand who, years ago, decided the only way to achieve his big league dream was to leave professional baseball just weeks after he was drafted. Jon Meoli,, 16 May 2021 Zack Littell, a right-handed reliever, started for the Giants and went one inning, then Long took over and went four-plus innings, walking one and allowing just one hit, a double by former A’s farmhand Eli White, leading off the sixth. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 June 2021 Investigators say Bahena Rivera, a former farmhand who faces life in prison if convicted, led them to the cornfield where Tibbetts’ body was found early in the morning on Aug. 21, 2018. Fox News, 22 May 2021 Why Orioles farmhand Pat Dorrian, one of the minors’ hottest hitters, left pro ball to pursue his big league dream Two months from MLB draft, what type of talent might be available to the Orioles with the fifth overall pick? Baltimore Sun Staff,, 31 May 2021 Hodgdon, who is Deg Xit’an, Sugpiaq and Yupik, worked at Calypso as a farmhand for a summer after sixth grade. Author: Max Graham, Anchorage Daily News, 30 May 2021 An Iowa jury on Friday convicted farmhand Cristhian Bahena Rivera of first-degree murder in the 2018 killing of college student Mollie Tibbetts, whose slaying became a hot-button political issue. NBC News, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of farmhand

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Farmhand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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