compatriot

noun
com·​pa·​tri·​ot | \ kəm-ˈpā-trē-ət How to pronounce compatriot (audio) , käm-, -trē-ˌät, chiefly British -ˈpa- \

Definition of compatriot

1 : a person born, residing, or holding citizenship in the same country as another We watched our compatriots compete in the Olympics.
2 : companion, colleague her compatriots in academia theater compatriots

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compatriotic \ kəm-​ˌpā-​trē-​ˈä-​tik How to pronounce compatriot (audio) , ˌkäm-​ , chiefly British  -​ˌpa-​ \ adjective

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Examples of compatriot in a Sentence

We watched our compatriots compete in the Olympics. the famous actor and his theater compatriots
Recent Examples on the Web Since Grace and Frankie wrapped (with the final 12 episodes to be released April 29), the unstoppable Tomlin has lined up two more movies with another longtime compatriot — Jane Fonda. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Apr. 2022 Maisie is also drawn into the case of a Black American soldier suspected in the disappearance and possible murder of a White compatriot. Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2022 Men's big air battle: Canadian Max Parrot could win his second gold of the Games after topping the big air qualifying standings as his compatriot and defending champion, Sebastien Toutant, failed to advance after a crash. Helen Regan, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 Crowe’s death also follows closely on the heels of the passing of another banjo legend, friend and compatriot Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers, who died in October of this year. Chris Willman, Variety, 25 Dec. 2021 Crowe’s death also follows closely on the heels of the passing of another banjo legend, friend and compatriot Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers, who died in October of this year. NBC News, 25 Dec. 2021 Her soccer expertise would seem a useful resource, though there’s no doubt coach Casey Stoney, an English compatriot, is in charge of the team. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2022 Stevenson also previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Volstagg, a compatriot of Thor. Joe Otterson, Variety, 11 Feb. 2022 Diggins' compatriot in 2018 -- Randall -- will not be competing in Beijing. Mark Osborne, ABC News, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of compatriot

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for compatriot

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

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30 Apr 2022

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“Compatriot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compatriot. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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compatriot

noun
com·​pa·​tri·​ot | \ kəm-ˈpā-trē-ət How to pronounce compatriot (audio) \

Kids Definition of compatriot

: a person from the same country as someone else

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