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Definition of "tenant-farmer" []

  • A farmer who is only a tenant, and not the owner of the farm he cultivates. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "tenant-farmer" in a sentence
  • "In his successful campaign, the new President Aquino vowed to subdivide Hacienda Luisita, his family's vast sugar plantation in Tarlac province, among some 10,000 tenant-farmer families."
  • "And "Money," from "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," James Agee's iconic journal of the Great Depression, offers a dollar-by-dollar accounting of the grinding poverty of the American tenant-farmer, who must support his family on 10, or eight, or six dollars a month for half the year and scrape by anyhow for the remainder."
  • "- The tenant-farmer is not under investigation by the Budlender"