Meaning of “farmhand” in the English Dictionary


"farmhand" in English

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farmhandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɑːm.hænd/ us /ˈfɑːrm.hænd/

Examples from literature

  • But one day a spy, who did work disguised as a farmhand, was discovered. 
  • Every day, at noon, fifteen persons, masters, farmhands and the women folks, seated themselves around the long kitchen table where the soup was brought in steaming in a large, blue-flowered bowl. 
  • George Wilson had last been heard of, twenty years before, as a farmhand, in Illinois, and his whereabouts were at this time unknown. 
  • He was wearing a slouch hat, instead of his beloved silk one, and was attired in shabby garments, as befitted his character of a farmhand. 
  • The two Russians made good farmhands, and in summer they worked out together. 

(Definition of “farmhand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"farmhand" in American English

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farmhandnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑrmˌhænd/

a person who is paid to work on a farm

(Definition of “farmhand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)