noun \kəm-ˈpā-trē-ət, käm-, -trē-ˌät, chiefly British -ˈpa-\

: 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

:  a person born, residing, or holding citizenship in the same country as another
:  companion, colleague <her compatriots in academia>
com·pa·tri·ot·ic \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


French compatriote, from Late Latin compatriota, from Latin com- + Late Latin patriota fellow countryman — more at patriot
First Known Use: 1611


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