countryman

noun 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

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

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First Known Use of countryman

14th century


COUNTRYMAN Defined for English Language Learners

countryman

noun

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

noun coun·try·man \ ˈkən-trē-mən \

Definition of countryman for Students

plural countrymen \-mən\
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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