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 As the bitchy, bleach-blonde ingénue Claire Woods, Samara Weaving continues her streak of being an edgier, icier, more catlike doppelganger for her fellow countrywoman Margot Robbie. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, "Hollywood Keeps Trying to Rewrite Its History," 1 May 2020 The woman behind the camera is Farzana Wahidy, an Afghan photojournalist who has been documenting her countrywomen for more than a decade. J.w., The Economist, "Exposure Farzana Wahidy’s portraits of Afghanistan," 3 Mar. 2020 The American won 13 majors and 82 LPGA Tour titles to sit second on the all-time women's major list behind countrywoman Patty Berg (15), who died in 2006. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Women's golf legend Mickey Wright dies aged 85," 18 Feb. 2020 On the women’s side, Buze Diriba of Ethiopia outkicked countrywoman Fotyen Tesfay for her second consecutive BAA 5K victory with a time of 15:22. Karl Capen,, "Hagos Gebrhiwet wins BAA 5K in photo finish," 14 Apr. 2018 Shiffrin’s double triumph in Lienz came 50 years after countrywoman Judy Nagel also won a GS and a slalom on back-to-back days here in December 1969. Eric Willemsen, The Denver Post, "Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom to match Lindsey Vonn’s discipline mark," 29 Dec. 2019 Joyciline Jepkosgei ruined countrywoman Mary Keitany's chance at a fifth women's title in the contest, but the latter came in second. Faith Karimi And Idris Mukhtar, CNN, "The reasons why Kenyans always win marathons lie in one region," 6 Nov. 2019 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

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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 29 May. 2020.

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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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