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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Their countrymen Chvrches, also from Glasgow, have been doing something similar in the realm of synth-pop, with big catchy songs about anticipation, romance and regret. John Adamian,, "Chvrches playing Scottish synth-pop at College Street," 28 June 2019 Charles Aranguiz is the man that Manuel has spoken out about, with the boss man confirming that his fellow countryman, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, turned down the chance of a London Stadium reunion., "Gonalons Interest, Fornals Strikes Again & Latest on Diop's Future: West Ham News Roundup," 24 June 2019 For eight years, the world has watched as the forces of a criminal butcher, President Bashar al-Assad, have bombed, raped, tortured, displaced, and murdered millions of their countrymen, women, and children. Susie Linfield, The New York Review of Books, "Syria’s Torture Photos: Witness to Atrocity," 9 Feb. 2019 Clifford Goodall, 93, a third-class signalman with the 7th Naval Beach Battalion, remains haunted by his good fortune in surviving the landing at Omaha Beach, unlike the hundreds of his countrymen who were killed and injured. Kim Willsher,, "U.S. veterans find a warm welcome in Normandy 75 years after D-day," 4 June 2019 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed an interest in bringing his countryman to the Spanish capital, while Juve are said to be looking to slash their wage bill in order to lure Pogba back to Turin., "Pogba: 'It could be a good time to have a new challenge'," 16 June 2019 Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Twitter that he is worried about his countrymen and offered thanks to his Chilean counterpart for the rescue efforts. Washington Post, "Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mine," 15 June 2019 Before this year, Roger Federer’s last French Open match was a defeat to his friend, Swiss countryman and metaphorical little brother Stan Wawrinka. Jon Wertheim,, "Five Thoughts on Day 10: Federer's Decision to Play on Clay Was a Great One," 4 June 2019 As Claire knows all too well, friends, neighbors and countrymen are unwittingly marching towards Revolution, with members of the elite ruling classes struggling to stifle the alarming undercurrent of unrest triggered by the Regulator Movement. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan Are Officially Producing on Outlander Season 5," 16 Apr. 2019

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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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