villager

noun
vil·​lag·​er | \ ˈvi-li-jər \

Definition of villager

: an inhabitant of a village

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Synonyms & Antonyms for villager

Synonyms

burgher, citizen, townie (or towny), townsman

Antonyms

noncitizen

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Examples of villager in a Sentence

the villagers have a reputation for being polite and helpful to the tourists

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All signs point to a future besmirched by the likes of Pablo Escobar, compared to whom the current combatants are harmless villagers. WSJ, "‘Birds of Passage’ Review: Splendor and the Grass," 14 Feb. 2019 Buddhist monks arrive daily to lead them in prayer, while villagers make the trek to the cave’s muddy entrance with offerings. Time, "'We Want to Find Them Today.' Thai Authorities Say They're Preparing to Rescue Missing Boys," 1 July 2018 Meanwhile, villagers were suffering the smelter's toxic effects. Deborah Bloom, CNN, "The woman risking her life to save a village from lead poisoning," 20 Apr. 2018 The United Nations said Wednesday that 2,500 villagers have been displaced in violence in recent weeks. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Buddhist Violence Portends New Threat to Myanmar," 4 Jan. 2019 The first novel introduces readers to a villager named Heloise who witnesses the brutality of the tyrannical Order, which nominally protects the world from wizards with the power to summon horrific demons. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Intelligence reports suggested villagers had mixed feelings about the Taliban amid them. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 5 Dec. 2018 Medieval villagers storm a suspected witch's cottage. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The first trailer for Good Omens will make you long for the end of times," 6 Oct. 2018 As the siege continued, villagers tried to march toward mosque in solidarity with the rebels, leading to clashes between stone-throwing protesters and government forces who deployed tear smoke shells and pellets. Fox News, "Clashes erupt around Kashmir after Indian troops kill man," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of villager

1570, in the meaning defined above

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villager

noun

English Language Learners Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

villager

noun
vil·​lag·​er | \ ˈvi-li-jər \

Kids Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

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