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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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 One new Coyote is a friend of his, center and countryman Johan Larsson. Jose M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson, back in town, learns from near-trade," 21 Nov. 2020 Fortunately for the Brazilian, referee Robert Sibiga instead carded his countryman Santos for an incident just before, blowing the play dead and letting Bressan off with simply a warning. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "‘This one hurts more’: FC Dallas’ best defensive effort can’t save its season after another playoff loss to Seattle," 1 Dec. 2020 An Argentine journalist strives to prove that his countryman, tennis star Guillermo Vilas, was wrongly denied the No. 1 world ranking in the 1970s. Nina Zafar, Washington Post, "What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ on Netflix," 27 Oct. 2020 Mafuma's countryman Shabir Madhi, lead researcher on a clinical trial in South Africa of the vaccine that Oxford University is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, was a bit more optimistic. Arkansas Online, "'Are people to be left to die?' Vaccine pleas fill U.N. summit," 24 Sep. 2020 To make things more complicated, Columbus statues went up in the United States mainly at the initiative of Italian American immigrants who wished to honor their countryman. Washington Post, "Four principles to guide us on whose statues should topple and whose should remain," 21 Sep. 2020 The 30-year-old Roglic managed no better than fifth, a whopping 1 minute, 56 seconds slower than his younger and clearly fresher countryman., "Tadej Pogacar crushes Slovenian countryman Primoz Roglic to seal Tour de France title," 19 Sep. 2020 Two centuries later, Descartes’ countryman Pierre Wantzel used polynomials (the sums of coefficients and variables raised to powers) and their roots (values that make the polynomials equal zero) to attack these classical problems. Quanta Magazine, "When Math Gets Impossibly Hard," 14 Sep. 2020 Salvation came courtesy of new ownership, with the Italian Andrea Radrizzani buying out his countryman Massimo Cellino in 2017, and convincing Bielsa to take on the manager's role in 2018. Glen Levy, CNN, "Marcelo Bielsa aims to bring whole new ball game to Premier League," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of countryman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Countryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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