work farm


: a farm on which persons guilty of minor law violations are confined

Examples of work farm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But two of Emmett’s friends from the work farm, Duchess and Woolly, join them and force Emmett and Billy east to New York. Richard J. Chang, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Emmett Watson, 18, has just returned to Nebraska from 15 months at a juvenile work farm in Kansas. Joanne Kaufman, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Margaret, Waley’s wife, landed at a Michigan work farm. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2021 Her father, who had served in Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Army, was arrested when Ms. Liu was an infant and did not see his daughter again for more than 40 years, when Ms. Liu found him on a rural work farm. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 In another road trip, Tarbell visits Terra Farm and Manor near Prescott, a working farm and guest house where visitors can take cooking courses with chefs, farmers and winemakers. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 5 Feb. 2020 Among the victims are the ranunculus that carpet the Flower Fields near the San Diego Freeway in Carlsbad — a working farm that also is an important agritourism destination. Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2020 Many of the dishes were prepared with food from the school, which has the city’s only working farm, according to school officials. Javonte Anderson,, 27 Nov. 2019 We’re outside of Stockholm off this dirt road on a big, working farm. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of work farm was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Work farm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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