Definition of husbandman in English:

husbandman

noun

archaic
  • A person who cultivates the land; a farmer.

    • ‘Most people in Brand are husbandmen and artisans of many a craft, who spend their entire lives within sight of their homes.’
    • ‘Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.’
    • ‘Howbeit, I have nothing to do with the governor and council; they have their own ways, and are no rule for a simple husbandman like me.’
    • ‘They employ also a great number of manufacturers and tradesmen, and lastly the class of laboring husbandmen.’
    • ‘Labourers are they who provide us with sustenance, the ploughmen and husbandmen devoted to that alone.’

Origin

Middle English (originally in northern English use denoting the holder of a husbandland, i.e., manorial tenancy): from husband in the obsolete sense farmer + man.

Pronunciation

husbandman

/ˈhəzbəndmən/