coun·​try·​man | \ ˈkən-trē-mən How to pronounce countryman (audio) , sense 3 often -ˌman \

Definition of countryman

1 : an inhabitant or native of a specified country
3 : one living in the country or marked by country ways : rustic

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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 His countryman, Guilherme Marchi, placed second and American L.J. Jenkins rounded out the podium. Andy Yamashita, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Dec. 2021 The strike, which Ovechkin rifled past the Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo from the top of the right faceoff circle after a nice backhand feed from countryman Evgeny Kuznetsov, tied the game at 1. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2021 The final against Australian countryman Tony Roche was delayed a day and still, organizers had to rent a helicopter to hover above the stadium court to dry the surface. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2021 So the advantage could go to his countryman Desisa, the reigning world champion who knows every twist and turn from Hopkinton to Copley Square., 9 Oct. 2021 Medina edged out countryman Felipe Toledo to win his third world title. Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 The Yanks will get their chance beginning Friday morning, when Rahm teams with countryman Sergio Garcia in the opening alternate-shot match against the U.S. pair of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Jim Litke, ajc, 24 Sep. 2021 Fernandez’s countryman Felix Auger Aliassime looked dashing in a white tuxedo jacket. Blue Carreon, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 In truth, Pogacar's domination of the 2021 Tour has arguably appeared almost a procession at times, particularly after rivals such as countryman Primoz Roglic and Geraint Thomas both suffered crashes early on in the race. Matias Grez, CNN, 18 July 2021

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First Known Use of countryman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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25 Jan 2022

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English Language Learners Definition of countryman

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


coun·​try·​man | \ ˈkən-trē-mən How to pronounce countryman (audio) \
plural countrymen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of countryman

1 : a person born in the same country as another : a fellow citizen
2 : a person living or raised in a place away from big towns and cities

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