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[krawft, kroft] /krɔft, krɒft/

noun, British.
a small farm, especially one worked by a tenant.
a small plot of ground adjacent to a house and used as a kitchen garden, to pasture one or two cows, etc.; a garden large enough to feed a family or have commercial value.
[krawft, kroft] /krɔft, krɒft/
a small, portable filing cabinet of table height, having drop leaves for use as a table.
noun (Brit)
a small enclosed plot of land, adjoining a house, worked by the occupier and his family, esp in Scotland
(Lancashire, dialect) a patch of wasteland, formerly one used for bleaching fabric in the sun

Old English croft “enclosed field, small field,” of unknown etymology. Crofter is 1799, originally Scottish.


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  • Crofter

    [krawf-ter, krof-] /ˈkrɔf tər, ˈkrɒf-/ noun, British. 1. a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England. /ˈkrɒftə/ noun 1. (Brit) an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England

  • Crofting

    /ˈkrɒftɪŋ/ noun 1. (Brit) the system or occupation of working land in crofts

  • Crog

    /krɒɡ/ verb (intransitive) 1. (Northern English & Midland English, dialect) to ride on a bicycle as a passenger

  • Croggy

    /ˈkrɒɡɪ/ noun (pl) croggies 1. (Northern English & Midland English, dialect) a ride on a bicycle as a passenger: give us a croggy!

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