coun·​try·​wom·​an | \ ˈkən-trē-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce countrywoman (audio) \

Definition of countrywoman

1 : a woman who is a compatriot
2 : a woman who is a resident of the country

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Brutal first rounder against countrywoman Azarenka. Jon Wertheim,, "2019 U.S. Open Seed Reports," 22 Aug. 2019 At 33, Pennetta became the oldest first-time major winner, defeating countrywoman Vinci 7-6 (4), 6-2. Lz Granderson,, "Sports is the ultimate David vs. Goliath, and Andy Ruiz’s win is why we all still watch," 5 June 2019 That was two years ago, when Stephens captured her first, and only, Grand Slam, defeating countrywoman Madison Keys in a rout. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, "Sloane Stephens upset by Anna Kalinskaya in first round of US Open," 28 Aug. 2019 Gronefeld, who grew up rooting for countrywoman Steffi Graf, has played in 19 Fed Cup ties for Germany, most recently a year ago, as well as two times in the Olympics (2012 and 2016). Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aviators doubles ace bucks TeamTennis turnover trend," 12 July 2019 Several former champions — Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle and countrywoman Buzunesh Deba — did just that. John Powers,, "Many elites couldn’t weather the storm in Marathon, opening the door," 17 Apr. 2018 Her countrywoman Desiree Linden stole the show, pulling away from the pack to become the first American woman to win Boston since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985. Chad Finn,, "For Shalane Flanagan, this wasn’t the finish she wanted," 16 Apr. 2018 Ethiopia's Sule Utura Gedo won the women's race in 2:33.49 by separating in the final mile from runner-up countrywoman Tsehay Desalegn (2:33.57) and defending champion Hellen Jepkurgat (2:34.01) of Kenya. Lance Pugmire,, "Weldon Kirui of Kenya finds redemption in familiar spot at L.A. Marathon," 18 Mar. 2018 Her box, including three-time major winner Lindsay Davenport, rose to acclaim Keys, who lost last year’s US Open final to friend and countrywoman Sloane Stephens., "Novak Djokovic is ousted in French Open quarterfinals," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of countrywoman

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of countrywoman

: a woman born or living in the same country as someone else
British : a woman who lives in the countryside

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