smallholding

noun

small·​hold·​ing ˈsmȯl-ˌhōl-diŋ How to pronounce smallholding (audio)
chiefly British
: a small farm
smallholder noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Today, farmers from 1,448 smallholdings, including representatives of 25 ethnic minority groups such as the Lahu and Wa, bring their crops to Nestlé’s spanking new Pu’er headquarters. Time, 5 Apr. 2018 Its contemporary décor is a world away from Heathcliff’s ramshackle smallholding, and includes luxuries like a swimming pool. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2018 Today, farmers from 1,448 smallholdings, including representatives of 25 ethnic minority groups such as the Lahu and Wa, bring their crops to Nestlé’s spanking new Pu’er headquarters. Time, 5 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smallholding was in 1696

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“Smallholding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smallholding. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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