- a person or thing that crops
- a machine or workman that cuts or shears leather, nap from cloth, etc.
- a sharecropper
- a plant that yields a crop
< ? phr. neck and crop a precipitate fall: now chiefly in come a cropper (see phr. below)
See cropper in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A person who works land in return for a share of the yield; a sharecropper.
- A heavy fall; a tumble.
- A disastrous failure; a fiasco.
Origin: Perhaps from the phrase neck and crop, completely
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