Definition of Bywoner

1. Noun. (South Africa) A poor tenant farmer who labours for the owner and does some farming of his own ¹



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Definition of Bywoner

1. a landless poor white [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bywoner

bytalk
bytalks
byte
bytecode
bytecodes
bytes
bytewise
bytown
bytownite
bytownites
bytowns
bywalk
bywalks
byway
byways
bywoner (current term)
bywoners
byword
bywords
bywork
byworks
byzant
byzantine
byzantium
byzants
bzzt
bzzzt
béarnaise sauces
béarnaises
béchamel sauce

Literary usage of Bywoner

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1. The Africander Land by Archibald Ross Colquhoun (1906)
"In the Transvaal the bywoner problem is no new thing, and many suggestions ... Another point of pride will prevent the bywoner, however poor, from taking up ..."

2. The New Era in South Africa: With an Examination of the Chinese Labour Question by Violet Rosa Markham (1904)
"The moral status of the bywoner, living as a hanger-on upon the charity of ... For the first time the bywoner has been placed in a position of economic ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1902)
"The bywoner class (the subtenants on the farm of another), is a recent growth in the Republics, and, be it said in passing, an ominous and significant one, ..."

4. Transvaal Problems: Some Notes on Current Politics by Lionel Phillips (1905)
"... artillery, or Civil Service, as well as many of the " bywoner " class. The one lived on his salary, the other by his labour on the farm. ..."

5. Papers on the Political Situation in South Africa, 1885-1895 by Charles Leonard (1903)
"Such a man may become a President; he may vote at elections for all manner of representatives, though he may be a bywoner (squatter) and only sixteen years ..."

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