sod·​bust·​er ˈsäd-ˌbə-stər How to pronounce sodbuster (audio)
: a person or a thing (such as a farmer or a plow) that breaks the sod

Examples of sodbuster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wichita, Kansas. Sodbusters, buffaloes, cowboys on long dusty cattle drives, Wyatt Earp’s jail. David Salle, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sodbuster was circa 1918

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“Sodbuster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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