Definition of sharecropper
: a tenant farmer especially in the southern U.S. who is provided with credit for seed, tools, living quarters, and food, who works the land, and who receives an agreed share of the value of the crop minus charges
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Frazier’s father was a sharecropper who had 12 children, in Beaufort, S.C.
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SHARECROPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sharecropper for English Language Learners
: a farmer especially in the southern U.S. who raises crops for the owner of a piece of land and is paid a portion of the money from the sale of the crops
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