gentleman-farmer


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gentleman-farmer

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

gen′tleman-farm′er



n., pl. gentlemen-farmers.
a wealthy man who farms for pleasure rather than for basic income.
[1740–50]
References in classic literature ?
With him was his brother-in-law, lately come from Canada, a big and rather boisterous young gentleman-farmer, with a yellow beard, by name James Blount.
Entrepreneur and gentleman-farmer Ernest Escaler is a man of many firsts.
Developpe autour de la nouvelle plateforme en aluminium du groupe, le Discovery V va preserver son cote gentleman-farmer avec le profil si caracteristique du Disco, a ajoute la meme source.
After 40 years in the Big City, I am still a city boy, and always will be, for all my gentleman-farmer pretensions--just another city boy, afraid of his own shadow and leaving destruction in his wake.
Before his time in prison in 1792-97, Lafayette played a prominent political and military role in the service of democratic struggles on both sides of the Atlantic, says Spalding (religion, Illinois College, Jacksonville), and afterward was an exile and gentleman-farmer who continued to exercise influence mostly behind the scenes.
I only have one worry about Mr Hodgson's gentleman-farmer look.