The definition of a farmer is a person who owns, works on or operates an agricultural enterprise, either commercially or to sustain himself or his family.
An example of a farmer is a person who owns several acres of land and a barn and who raises cattle and grows fruits and vegetables to eat and to sell at a local market.
One who works on or operates a farm.
One who has paid for the right to collect and retain certain revenues or profits.
A simple, unsophisticated person; a bumpkin.
A person who earns a living by farming; esp., one who manages or owns a farm.
A person who pays for a right, as to collect and keep taxes.
1857-1915; U.S. teacher & writer on cooking.
Origin of farmer
From Middle English *fermer, fermour (“a steward, bailliff, collector of taxes”), partly from Old French fermier (“a farmer, a lessee, husbandman, bailliff”), from Medieval Latin firmarius (“one to whom land is rented, a collector of taxes, deputy”), from firma, see farm; and partly from Old English feormere (“a purveyor of a guild, a supplier of food, a grocer, farmer”), from feormian (“to purvey, supply, feed”), equivalent to farm + -er. More at farm.