coun·try·wom·an | \ˈkən-trē-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of countrywoman 

1 : a woman who is a compatriot

2 : a woman who is a resident of the country

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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 In an interview with Govorit Moskva, a Moscow radio station, on Wednesday, Tamara Pletnyova recommended that her fellow countrywomen avoid casual flings, citing a concern of unplanned pregnancies. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Russian lawmaker advises women to avoid sex with foreign men during World Cup," 14 June 2018 Linden still was the first American woman in 33 years to win the Boston Marathon, and six of her countrywomen had placed in the top 10. John Powers,, "Many elites couldn’t weather the storm in Marathon, opening the door," 17 Apr. 2018 At the 20-mile mark, Kenya’s Weldon Kirui, the 2016 winner, and countrywoman Hellen Jepkurgat lead. Lance Pugmire,, "L.A. Marathon coming down to the wire," 18 Mar. 2018 Now please get out there and pass some legislation that will help your fellow countrywomen make their own strides toward equality. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "Alek Minassian, Incel, Women of Congress: Broadsheet for April 26," 26 Apr. 2018 The 15-year-old skater became the first Russian gold medalist of the games , outpointing her countrywoman, friend and training partner, two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva. Washington Post, "Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games," 6 Mar. 2018 Medvedeva had set a world mark in the short program, and a few minutes later her countrywoman beat it. Washington Post, "Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova," 23 Feb. 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

: a woman who lives in the countryside

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