farm·​house ˈfärm-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce farmhouse (audio)
: a dwelling on a farm

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the days after Denzil left the farmhouse, Kris, who wears her short gray hair swept to the right, and Juli, who wears her short blond hair swept to the left, sat down beside their mother. Katie Engelhart, New York Times, 9 May 2023 Its 114 bedrooms are in the main farmhouse, plus privacy-aiding cabins and huts plonked in over 100 acres of countryside and even an artificial lake. Julia Buckley, CNN, 1 May 2023 The home to which Cáit is sent, in contrast, seems like a genuine haven: a farmhouse owned by Seán (Andrew Bennett) and his wife, Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley), who takes one look at the new arrival, with her unwashed limbs, and runs her a hot bath. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 24 Feb. 2023 Since purchasing her farmhouse in 2021, the Christina on the Coast star has been enjoying her new property filled with chickens, goats and mini donkeys. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2023 The farmhouse style of this shoe storage bench fits well in modern, cozy homes. Amber Joglar, Popular Mechanics, 13 Jan. 2023 Marshtown Hunting Preserve For travelers who have dreamed of waking up to grazing horses and the low of cattle, this farmhouse rental will fulfill their childhood fantasy. Meg St-esprit, Good Housekeeping, 29 Dec. 2022 The inside of this former turn-of-the-century farmhouse, however, is a different story. Jessica Benavides Canepa, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2023 Stop at Magnolia Market for tasty treats and farmhouse chic shopping. Stefanie Waldek, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farmhouse was in 1533

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“Farmhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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farm·​house -ˌhau̇s How to pronounce farmhouse (audio)
: a dwelling on a farm
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