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Farmers and people who work on farms

bailiff

noun

someone whose job is to look after a farm or land that belongs to someone else

cattleman

noun

someone who owns or looks after cattle

cowboy

noun

a man whose job is to look after cows on a ranch in the US

cowgirl

noun

a woman whose job is to look after cows on a ranch in the US

cowhand

noun

someone whose job is to look after cows on a ranch in the US

crofter

noun

someone who lives and works on a croft

farmer

noun

someone who owns a farm or manages it as their job

farmhand

noun

someone whose job is to work outside on a farm

field hand

noun

a farmhand

gaucho

noun

a South American cowboy

gentleman farmer

noun

a rich man who has a farm on his land but who does not need it for his main income

goatherd

noun

someone whose job is to look after goats

grower

noun

a person, company, or place that grows a type of plant or crop

hand

noun

someone who works on a farm

herdsman

noun

someone who herds and looks after a group of animals as their job

hired hand

noun

someone who is hired to work on a farm, especially for a short period of time

jackaroo

noun

a young man who is learning to work on a sheep or cattle farm

land agent

noun

someone whose job is look after a farm or an area of land that belongs to someone else

land girl

noun

a young woman who worked on a farm during the Second World War

milkmaid

noun

an old word meaning ‘a woman whose job is to milk cows’

peasant

noun

someone who works on another person’s farm or on their own small farm. This word is used mainly about people in poor countries or people in history

picker

noun

a person or machine that picks fruit or other crops

planter

noun

someone who owns or is in charge of a plantation

ploughman

noun

a man whose job is to control a plough pulled by a horse or an ox

rancher

noun

someone who owns or manages a ranch, or someone whose job is to work on a ranch

sharecropper

noun

a farmer who grows crops on someone else’s land and receives part of the money earned from selling the crops

shearer

noun

someone whose job is to cut the wool from sheep

shepherd

noun

a man whose job is to look after sheep

shepherdess

noun

a woman whose job is to look after sheep

smallholder

noun

someone who owns a very small farm

stockman

noun

a man whose job is to look after farm animals

swineherd

noun

an old word for someone whose job was to look after pigs

tenant farmer

noun

a farmer who rents land from someone else

yeoman

noun

an old word for a man who owned the land that he worked on

yeomanry

noun

an old word for a group of men who owned the land that they worked on

agriculturalist

noun

market gardener

noun

subsistence farmer

noun

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