countryman

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noun coun·try·man \ˈkən-trē-mən, 3 often -ˌman\

Definition of countryman

  1. 1 :  an inhabitant or native of a specified country

  2. 2 :  compatriot

  3. 3 :  one living in the country or marked by country ways :  rustic

Examples of countryman in a sentence

  1. met a fellow Canadian countryman while traveling in France

  2. though neither well-educated nor well-dressed, the countryman presented the farmers' case before the state legislature

14th Century

First Known Use of countryman

14th century


COUNTRYMAN Defined for English Language Learners

countryman

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noun coun·try·man \ˈkən-trē-mən, 3 often -ˌman\

Definition of countryman for English Language Learners

  • : a person who lives in or comes from the same country as you

  • : a person who lives in the countryside


COUNTRYMAN Defined for Kids

countryman

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noun coun·try·man \ˈkən-trē-mən\

Definition of countryman for Students

plural

countrymen

\-mən\
  1. 1 :  a person born in the same country as another :  a fellow citizen

  2. 2 :  a person living or raised in a place away from big towns and cities



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