[ UK /ʃˈe‍əkɹɒpɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛɹˌkɹɑpɝ/ ]
  1. small farmers and tenants
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How To Use sharecropper In A Sentence

  • Many tenants subrented their farms to sharecroppers or hired others to work for them, so that their economic interests often more closely resembled those of farm owners than farm workers.
  • Born between the early 1890s and the 1930s, all grew up poor, most came from farming families, and many were sharecroppers.
  • Many agricultural workers continue to live the equivalent of an old-South sharecropper existence in tarpaper shacks, plywood shanties and wooden boxcars with no running water.
  • Nick Carr, author of The Big Switch, who has been the most eloquent in articulating the "sharecropper" concern, which Lanier now extends with his "lords of the computing clouds" notion. Freedom Foundation Blog
  • furnish-hand" (more often called a sharecropper) is dependent on the owner for equipment, seed, food -- everything -- and pays one half his crop. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 3
  • You are talking about something you refer to as the sharecropper society and economy. CNN Transcript May 4, 2005
  • In order to demonstrate that the sharecropper is not an employee of Kirk's, the contracts stress that "no partnership, joint venture, co-farming, tenant farming, or other business relationship" has been created. In the Strawberry Fields
  • Four vinyl sides of dishevelled blues'n'soul and country-fried rock'n'roll, the double album was the sound of Keith Richards reborn as a southern sharecropper.
  • DURHAM -- A sharecropper's daughter who came to Durham seeking a better Virginia Lee Williams had no ambitions of becoming a civil rightspioneer. - Business News
  • The music that I grew up listening to was really raw music played by neighbours, fellow farmers and sharecroppers.
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