tenant farmer

noun
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of tenant farmer

: a farmer who works land owned by another and pays rent either in cash or in shares of produce

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Definition of tenant farmer for English Language Learners

  • : a farmer who raises crops on land that is rented from someone else


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