One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who works another's dairy farm for a share of the profits, often owning all or part of the herd of cows.
- ‘Here his father was a share milker and with seven mouths to feed, his 40% share of the butter fat equating to ten pounds per week didn't go far.’
- ‘Children attend this school whose parents are share milkers, farm labourers, horse trainers and horse breeders.’
- ‘Then the share milker brought in a mongrel flop-eared thing, and he called his Sheila McSweeny.’
- ‘Alastair and Sharon are share milkers on a farm just outside Dunsandel on the Canterbury plain.’
- ‘The awards encourage share milkers to take an objective look at their business, even if they do not win any major prizes.’
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