non-farm·​er ˌnän-ˈfär-mər How to pronounce non-farmer (audio)
variants or nonfarmer
: a person who is not a farmer
Large farming became known as agribusiness, the business end often operated by executive non-farmers in distant cities.Ralph Beer
… tensions and conflicts between farmers and nonfarmers are perceived to have increased …Michael Woods

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-farmer was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Non-farmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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