Meaning of gentleman-farmer

gen•tle•man-farm•er

Pronunciation: ( jen'tl-mun-fär'mur), [key]
— pl. gen•tle•men-farm•ers.
  1. a man whose wealth or income from other sources permits him to farm for pleasure rather than for basic income.
  2. a man whose income from his farm has freed him from the necessity of physical labor.
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