sharecrop

verb share·crop \ ˈsher-ˌkräp \

Definition of sharecrop

intransitive verb
: to farm as a sharecropper
transitive verb
: to farm (land) or produce (a crop) as a sharecropper

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Origin and Etymology of sharecrop

back-formation from sharecropper


SHARECROP Defined for Kids

sharecrop

verb share·crop \ ˈsher-ˌkräp \

Definition of sharecrop for Students

sharecropped; sharecropping
: to farm another's land for a share of the crop or profit

sharecropper

noun

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