Definition of mezzadro in English:

mezzadro

noun

Italian History
  • A tenant farmer working under the mezzadria system.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. From Italian mezzadro a farmer who holds land on the mezzadria system, probably either from post-classical Latin mediarius sharecropper, or from classical Latin mediātor. Compare earlier mezzadria.

Pronunciation

mezzadro

/mɛtˈsɑːdrəʊ//mɛdˈzɑːdrəʊ//mɛtˈsadrəʊ/