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farmer

[ fahr-mer ]SEE DEFINITION OF farmer

Synonyms for farmer

  • grower
  • laborer
  • peasant
  • producer
  • rancher
  • Reaper
  • agriculturalist
  • agriculturist
  • agronomist
  • breeder
  • clodhopper
  • cob
  • cropper
  • cultivator
  • feeder
  • gardener
  • gleaner
  • harvester
  • homesteader
  • horticulturist
  • planter
  • plower
  • sharecropper
  • sower
  • tender
  • tiller
  • villein
  • country person
  • grazer
  • hired hand
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He was a farmer's son, and seldom had any money in his possession.

Just across the way, there lived a farmer who had a young daughter.

We found the farmer and his wife at home, and both received us very cordially.

"The whole Howard lot's a stuck-up set," muttered the farmer.

"I guess I'll go to look after the horses," said the farmer, rising.

The constable, who knew both the farmer and his wife, nodded familiarly to them.

He was a handsome young man dressed in the plain garb of a farmer.

You want me to come back to it, settle down to be a farmer—like father?

"He shall weed with Uli, and Michael can do this work," said the farmer.

"Then kneel on the ground and pull them up with your hands," said the farmer.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "one who collects taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French fermer, French fermier, from Medieval Latin firmarius, from firma (see farm (n.)). In the agricultural sense, 1590s, replacing native churl and husbandman.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FARMER

agricultural worker

nounfarm laborer
  • agricultural laborer
  • farm hand
  • farmer
  • migrant worker

rancher

nounperson who works a ranch
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