Definition of husbandman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəzbəndmən/

noun (plural husbandmen)

A person who cultivates the land; a farmer.
Example sentences
  • Labourers are they who provide us with sustenance, the ploughmen and husbandmen devoted to that alone.
  • Most people in Brand are husbandmen and artisans of many a craft, who spend their entire lives within sight of their homes.
  • They employ also a great number of manufacturers and tradesmen, and lastly the class of laboring husbandmen.


Middle English (originally in northern English use denoting the holder of a husbandland, i.e., manorial tenancy): from husband in the obsolete sense 'farmer' + man.

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Syllabification: hus·band·man

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