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compatriot

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noun com·pa·tri·ot \kəm-ˈpā-trē-ət, käm-, -trē-ˌät, chiefly British -ˈpa-\

Simple Definition of compatriot

  • : a person from the same country as someone else

  • : a friend or colleague : someone who belongs to the same group or organization as someone else

Full Definition of compatriot

  1. 1 :  a person born, residing, or holding citizenship in the same country as another

  2. 2 :  companion, colleague <her compatriots in academia>

com·pa·tri·ot·ic play \kəm-ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik, ˌkäm-, chiefly British -ˌpa-\ adjective

Examples of compatriot

  1. We watched our compatriots compete in the Olympics.

  2. the famous actor and his theater compatriots



Origin of compatriot

French compatriote, from Late Latin compatriota, from Latin com- + Late Latin patriota fellow countryman — more at patriot


First Known Use: 1611


COMPATRIOT Defined for Kids

compatriot

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noun com·pa·tri·ot \kəm-ˈpā-trē-ət\

Definition of compatriot

  1. :  a person from the same country as someone else





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