Definition of hobby farm in English:

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hobby farm


A small farm operated for pleasure or supplemental income rather than for primary income.
Example sentences
  • A population of about 6,000 live in detached houses on large urban blocks or on five acre hobby farms / market gardens.
  • The magnitude of the voluntary subsidy by small-scale operators to their hobby farms now swamps the profit performance of larger farms.
  • The place had been a hobby farm owned by his wealthy stepfather who was now very ill.


hobby farmer

Example sentences
  • The only people who will benefit will be hobby farmers, not real farmers.
  • In 1989, the couple purchased a 20-acre farm, thinking they would eventually plant a low-maintenance crop and ease into a life as hobby farmers.
  • They compete for land with any number of investors, hobby farmers and speculators.

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Syllabification: hob·by farm

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