gentleman farmer

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gentleman farmer

n. pl. gentlemen farmers
A man of independent means who farms chiefly for pleasure rather than income.
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Translations

gentleman farmer

nsignorotto di campagna
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References in classic literature ?
Coleman has reported chiefly the expensive experiments of gentlemen farmers, my outgoes were,-- For a hoe ...................................
My father was one of those whom they call gentlemen farmers. He had a little estate of about L300 a year of his own, and rented another estate of near the same value.
It came to pass several years back that the prime minister of that time, while embarking on a tour of Japan, thought it fit to use her discretion to include in her entourage a few gentlemen farmers coming from the 'mango-growing belt' of the country.
"There aren't any hobbyists or gentlemen farmers these days," says Meadows.
(Take a two-bar deep breath) 'Ersatz pyjamas are never quite what they ought to be, 'Gentlemen farmers are never quite what they're taught to be 'Sixteen fiddles in a second-hand suitcase, 'Semolina pudding in a very old flute case 'Cabinet Ministers shout 'What a very silly song - I'M OUT!' Ah yes.
And before they knew it, these busy city boys were gentlemen farmers and the stars of their own reality TV series, The Fabulous Beckman Boys, which premieres June 16 on the Discovery network's Planet Green channel
Sir Kyffin was born into a family of gentlemen farmers. He had hopes of a military career but these were dashed when it was discovered he had epilepsy and so, on doctors' advice, he took up painting.
Talk about gentlemen farmers. Up until they formalized their partnership and incorporated their farm business in 1995, Clyde Fukuyama and Melvin Matsuda were used to doing business with a handshake.
Later that year, a far less monumental incident in southern Ireland met with less antagonism when two gentlemen farmers decided one day to race each other on horseback across open country.
The area attracted wealthy gentlemen farmers and merchants who built country mansions.
The result is the calendar which showcases 12 of Kerry's most eligible gentlemen farmers.