Idiom of the Week: Farmer Tan


Meaning: A tan that doesn’t cover the whole body; a tan with a distinct line made by clothing.


Hey, nice farmer tan!

I was working outside all day yesterday in the sun, so I got a farmer tan.

People started laughing when they saw that the bikini model had a farmer tan.


Pop Quiz:

Farmer tans happen…

A. only to farmers.

B. when people don’t wear sunscreen.

C. every fall.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. If you don’t wear sunscreen, and you’re wearing a shirt, your bare skin will be much darker than the skin under your shirt. Wear sunscreen, folks!


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