coun·try·man | \ ˈkən-trē-mən , 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

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The defender has recently been linked with a move to Barcelona, where manager Ernesto Valverde sees the potential of a long-term defensive partnership with his fellow countryman, Samuel Umtiti., "Clement Lenglet Delays Decision Over Future as Sevilla Offer Him a New Contract Amid Barcelona Links," 30 June 2018 The team's best plan of attack is to borrow a page from the NBA and maximize the supposedly strong relationship between Tavares and fellow countrymen, including Benn, Seguin and even goalie Ben Bishop. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Could top NHL free agent John Tavares pick Dallas? We could find out Saturday," 29 June 2018 His fellow countryman, Rory McIlroy, is, with America's Jordan Spieth, on the cusp of golf legend, needing only one more major to complete the Career Grand Slam. Bill Livingston,, "WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Goodbye to a tournament with global appeal - Bill Livingston (photos)," 12 Apr. 2018 This person’s sense was that Ohtani, while meaning no one any disrespect, wasn’t looking for fellow countrymen to be a presence with his American team. Tom Krasovic,, "Ex-Padres target Ohtani, like Ichiro in '01, is fooling skeptics," 10 Apr. 2018 The defenseman considered the best, Boqvist’s countryman Rasmus Dahlin, went to the Sabres with the first pick. David Haugh,, "'It never got in the way of his hockey:' Blackhawks pick Adam Boqvist ready for anything after dealing with dyslexia," 6 July 2018 Rooney follows the lead of Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and retired countryman David Beckham by leaving Europe for MLS later in their careers. Fox News, "Wayne Rooney joins DC United," 28 June 2018 Jon Rahm played alongside his countryman Garcia and shot 78-77 for +15. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods highlights list of big names who didn't make the cut at the U.S. Open," 15 June 2018 While most of Macedonia’s people are Slavs or ethnic Albanians in descent and language — the nationalists presented themselves as the heirs of Alexander’s Greek-speaking countrymen. Washington Post, "AP Explains: What the Greek-Macedonian name deal is about," 13 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

: a person who lives in the countryside


coun·try·man | \ ˈkən-trē-mən \
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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