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Meaning of “sharecropper” in the English Dictionary

"sharecropper" in British English

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sharecroppernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃeəˌkrɒp.ər/  us   /ˈʃerˌkrɑː.pɚ/ mainly US
a ​farmer who ​rentsland and who gives ​part of his or her ​crop as ​rent, ​especially in the past
sharecropping
noun [U] uk   /-ˌkrɒp.ɪŋ/  us   /-ˌkrɑː.pɪŋ/ US
(Definition of sharecropper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sharecropper" in American English

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sharecroppernoun [C]

 /ˈʃerˌkrɑp·ər, ˈʃær-/
US history a ​member of a ​lowsocialclass of ​farmworkers who ​receive a ​share of the ​value of the ​crop and who must ​pay the ​farmowner for ​seed, ​tools, ​food, and a ​place to ​live
(Definition of sharecropper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sharecropper" in Business English

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sharecroppernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃeəˌkrɒpər/
a ​farmer who ​rentsland and who gives ​part of his or her ​crop as ​rent to the ​landowner: Unfortunately ​landlords are ​willing to ​provideland to ​poor sharecroppers if they'll ​grow poppy on it.
sharecropping
noun [U]
Sharecropping was a way of ​life for many ​former slaves.
(Definition of sharecropper from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sharecropper”
in Chinese (Simplified) 分成制佃户…
in Chinese (Traditional) 佃農, 佃戶…
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