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

Examples of countrywoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just three months ago, Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir survived the sweltering heat of the Japanese summer to notch a surprise win in the Olympics over a countrywoman who holds the world record at the distance. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2021 Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei likely will be dethroned as women’s champion by countrywoman Joyciline Jepkosgei, who beat her in London last weekend and would win the tiebreaker., 10 Oct. 2021 Her countrywoman Grazyna Bacewicz’s Overture sounded under-rehearsed, and in Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Gardolinska unobtrusively supported a scintillating Hélène Grimaud. Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2021 Her bogey-free second round equaled countrywoman Hyo Joo Kim, who shot the lowest score by a female or male in a major in the first round in 2014 also at the picturesque Evian Resort on the shore of Lake Geneva., 24 July 2021 Ledecky won the preliminary heat Thursday with a time of 8:15.67, which was almost two seconds better than the runner-up, her fellow countrywoman Katie Grimes. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 Sina Frei and Linda Indergand tried to chase down their countrywoman but never had a chance. Dave Skretta, Star Tribune, 27 July 2021 Evie Richards finished third with world champ Pauline Ferrand-Prevote fourth, nearly two minutes behind her countrywoman . . ., 5 July 2021 Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands added to her overall lead in the prestigious Giro d’Italia Donne, winning a difficult uphill time trial by more than a minute over teammate and countrywoman Demi Vollering., 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of countrywoman

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Countrywoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of countrywoman

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

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