Definition of dirt farmer in English:

dirt farmer

Line breaks: dirt farm¦er

noun

North American
  • A farmer who ekes out a living from a farm on poor land, typically without the help of hired labour: many migrated to become poor dirt farmers in North Carolina
    More example sentences
    • I've been a dirt farmer all my life.
    • He didn't argue with me a bit when I told him I thought one of his best roles was the dirt farmer, Willie Crawford, in the 1956 Robert Wagner war movie ‘Between Heaven and Hell.’
    • Late developer is a description that might sit snugly on 42-year-old Knight's shoulders, but this does not devalue the New Jersey man's articulation of the dirt farmer's mentality in his adopted state of Kentucky.

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dirt farm

noun
More example sentences
  • We join the story in the Deep South where Carl's father is a hard-bitten sharecropper on a miserable dirt farm, trudging behind a team of mules in the summer swelter, pushing a hand plow.
  • It was all so very different from the days of her childhood on an Ohio dirt farm, with a once beautiful mother worn to a thin shadow, and a father who drank, and often beat her with his belt.
  • He grew up on a dirt farm in a little town in Upstate New York, with no electricity or indoor plumbing.

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