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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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>

compatriotic play \kəm-ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik, ˌkäm-, chiefly British -ˌpa-\ adjective

Examples of compatriot in a sentence

  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 for Students

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





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