countryman

noun

coun·​try·​man ˈkən-trē-mən How to pronounce countryman (audio)
 sense 3 often  -ˌman
1
: an inhabitant or native of a specified country
2
3
: one living in the country or marked by country ways : rustic

Examples of countryman in a Sentence

met a fellow Canadian countryman while traveling in France though neither well-educated nor well-dressed, the countryman presented the farmers' case before the state legislature
Recent Examples on the Web Australia’s Rod Laver wins the first open Wimbledon tennis championship, defeating countryman Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2024 His fellow countryman and 2023 No. 1 overall draft pick Victor Wembanyama had a lot to say about France’s future impact on the NBA, as well as looking forward to France vs. USA in the Olympics. Trisha Garcia-Easto, Sacramento Bee, 28 June 2024 The bottom line is that there is an incredible amount of history around Roglič, who was once the master but who has since been eclipsed by a fellow countryman in Pogačar and an apprentice in Vingegaard. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 28 June 2024 Morikawa, 27, will join countrymen Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele and Wyndham Clark in France. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for countryman 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of countryman was in the 14th century

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Kids Definition

countryman

noun
coun·​try·​man ˈkən-trē-mən How to pronounce countryman (audio)
 sense 3 is often  -ˌman
1
: a person born or living in a particular country
2
: a person born or living in the same country as another
3
: one living in the country or marked by country ways : rustic

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