ferm

noun \ˈfe(ə)rm\

Definition of ferm

plural

-s

  1. :  2farm ferms paid in kind or money by landowners in Anglo-Saxon and Norman times

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of ferm

Middle English ferme rent, lease — more at farm


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ferm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!