villager

noun
vil·​lag·​er | \ ˈvi-li-jər How to pronounce villager (audio) \

Definition of villager

: an inhabitant of a village

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Examples of villager in a Sentence

the villagers have a reputation for being polite and helpful to the tourists
Recent Examples on the Web So Hirute finds a villager who resembles the emperor and has him play Selassie’s role, showing himself to the people to rally their courage. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Ethiopian women soldiers who fought Mussolini’s army inspire tender, tragic novel," 22 Sep. 2019 The Prime Minister has called Maoists the greatest internal threat to the country’s security, but Roy finds men and women who have been repeatedly dispossessed, and who are trying to organize villagers and local tribes into some form of struggle. Samanth Subramanian, The New Yorker, "The Prescient Anger of Arundhati Roy," 12 June 2019 Madona Melly Melani, 23, a local villager, received a small loan from Mr. Hartono’s company to boost her small business selling fried snacks. Jon Emont, WSJ, "One Man’s Money-Draining Bet on Climate Change," 27 Dec. 2018 It is said to have been named after a villager in the Palestinian town of Al-Walaja, who could often be found sitting under the shade of the tree—resting and reflecting—over two centuries ago. Noor Ibrahim, Time, "Olive Groves in the West Bank Have Become a Battleground. That's Why Volunteers Come From Around the World to Help at Harvest Time," 1 Nov. 2019 According to a Syrian engineer who spoke with villagers living near the raid site, al-Baghdadi had sought shelter in the home of Abu Mohammed Salama, a commander of another extremist group, Hurras al-Din. BostonGlobe.com, "Al-Baghdadi’s death in the raid Saturday, they said, occurred largely despite, and not because of, Trump’s actions.," 28 Oct. 2019 According to a Syrian engineer who spoke with villagers living near the raid site, Mr. al-Baghdadi had sought shelter in the home of Abu Mohammed Salama, a commander of another extremist group, Hurras al-Din. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Complicated Plans for al-Baghdadi Raid," 27 Oct. 2019 Unseen but implied is that between all those games, the villagers reset and rebuild their provincial lives—including erecting a new mock-up castle, presumably, and ordering a new bell. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Video Games Are Better Without Game-Play," 22 Oct. 2019 The creeping sunlight seeps into the streets as villagers in longyis and straw hats and driving scooters begin to fill the roads. Mark Orwoll, Condé Nast Traveler, "On a Myanmar River Cruise, a Rare Chance to Interact With Burmese Monks," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of villager

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of villager was in 1570

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26 Nov 2019

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“Villager.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/villager. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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villager

noun
How to pronounce villager (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

villager

noun
vil·​lag·​er | \ ˈvi-li-jər How to pronounce villager (audio) \

Kids Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

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