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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Synonyms for countryman


compatriot, landsman

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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

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In 1984, Julio Cesar Chavez won his first world championship on such a weekend, stopping countryman Mario Martinez at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Jaime Munguia and Erik Morales combine to form Team Tijuana," 13 Sep. 2019 When the eye of the storm passed over Abaco, an island of about seventeen thousand people with a large population of undocumented Haitian migrants, residents posted images of their countrymen using small boats and Jet Skis to rescue neighbors. Natalie Meade, The New Yorker, "How Social Media Is Helping Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas," 11 Sep. 2019 Playing to a packed crowd full of her fellow countrymen, Charlotte de Witte celebrated another lap around the sun with style and grace. Brittany Gaston, Billboard, "The Nine Best Moments of Tomorrowland 2019, Featuring Shaq, Eric Prydz, Charlotte de Witte & More," 23 July 2019 These new stem cells, donated by a healthy fellow countryman, would replace the patient’s unhealthy ones, hopefully resolving his cancer. Wired, "Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man's HIV With Crispr," 11 Sep. 2019 The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Finn Tapper will look to follow in the footsteps of, or at least catch the winning winds, that his fellow countryman in Price rode to victory in 2015 and 2018. Andrew Turner,, "Youth match racing skippers sail for stardom in 53rd Governor’s Cup," 13 July 2019 Hanyu's countryman Shoma Uno was third at 104.17, followed by China's Jin Boyang at 103.32. Barry Wilner,, "Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program," 16 Feb. 2018 Brash, tireless and in the seclusion of the boardroom wreathed in a cloud of cigar smoke and profanities, Mr Iacocca presented a public image when boss of Chrysler as the patriotic car guy urging his countrymen to buy American. The Economist, "Obituary: Lee Iacocca," 4 July 2019 Foyth joined Tottenham from Estudiantes last summer for around £8m, but there are several defenders ahead of him in the pecking order and Pochettino clearly feels that his countryman is not yet ready for the pace of the Premier League., "Tottenham Defender Juan Foyth Keen to Fight for First Team Place Despite Strong Competition," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of countryman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of countryman

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