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
sharecropping
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃeəˌkrɒp.ɪŋ/ us /ˈʃerˌkrɑː.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 low social class of farm workers who receive a share of the value of the crop and who must pay the farm owner 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 /ˈʃeəˌkrɒpər/ us

a farmer who rents land and who gives part of his or her crop as rent to the land owner:

Unfortunately landlords are willing to provide land 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)

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