WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
gen•tle•man-farm•er  ( jentl mən färmər),USA pronunciation n., pl.  gen•tle•men-farm•ers. 
  1. a man whose wealth or income from other sources permits him to farm for pleasure rather than for basic income.
  2. a man whose income from his farm has freed him from the necessity of physical labor.
  • 1740–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gentleman-farmer n ( pl gentlemen-farmers)
  1. a person who engages in farming but does not depend on it for his living
  2. a person who owns farmland but does not farm it personally



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