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

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Synonyms for countryman

Synonyms

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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Echoing their countrymen in the initial caravan, Hondurans in the second group talked of fleeing poverty and gang violence in one of the world’s deadliest countries by homicide rates. Rebecca Blackwell, The Seattle Times, "Migrants to rest, hope to win mass transport to Mexico City," 31 Oct. 2018 Americans in attendance would instantly recognize this as the setting in which Captain Von Trapp sang Edelweiss to his fellow countrymen before fleeing for the hills. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "At Austria’s Famous Salzburg Festival, the Hills Do Come Alive With the Sound of Music," 2 Aug. 2018 His countrymen cannot forget the savage face of war. WSJ, "And the Fair Land," 21 Nov. 2018 Their countrymen remaining behind struggle to afford what little food is available amid hyperinflation and a crumbling infrastructure has crippled vital services like water and electricity. Claudia Torrens, The Seattle Times, "Venezuelan official to crash UN meeting on migrant crisis," 24 Sep. 2018 Their countrymen remaining behind struggle to afford what little food is available amid hyperinflation and a crumbling infrastructure has crippled vital services like water and electricity. Claudia Torrens, Fox News, "Venezuelan official to crash UN meeting on migrant crisis," 24 Sep. 2018 His countryman Ronaldo, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994 and 2002, said Neymar was adeptly using his body to defend himself from further harm. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Neymar and the Art of the Dive," 5 July 2018 Shortly before the expected transfer was completed, Arsenal legend Thierry expressed surprise his fellow countryman has been allowed to leave the club. SI.com, "Francis Coquelin Officially Seals Valencia Move After Nearly a Decade With Arsenal," 11 Jan. 2018 However, if that turned out to be the case, Diop is seen as a player who could fill his fellow countryman's shoes, and La Blaugrana have made contact to assess whether a summer switch could be possible. SI.com, "Barcelona 'Make Contact' With Toulouse Centre Back Amid Uncertainty Over Samuel Umtiti Future," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of countryman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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countryman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of countryman

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

countryman

noun
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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