compatriot

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

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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

compatriot

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

Definition of compatriot for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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