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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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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Photographers frequently snap the 65-year-old prime minister sipping iced coffee in open-air markets and joining villagers in folk dances. ... James Hookway, WSJ, "Thailand’s Junta Leader Tries His Hand at Something New: Democracy," 21 Mar. 2019 If they are allowed to bill enough to cover their investment, that would usually mean poor villagers paying more than city folk for electricity. The Economist, "Mini-grids could be a boon to poor people in Africa and Asia," 12 July 2018 Handanovic and others in the unit then used other villagers as human shields to escape Trusina. Rick Anderson, latimes.com, "Feds seek to strip citizenship of Bosnian war criminal living in Oregon," 6 Apr. 2018 The African Parks ranger force beat back the raiders and both the park and villagers live in a more secure environment, said Mr. Fearnhead. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Secret Safaris: Little-Known National Parks in Africa," 22 Feb. 2019 Women who resisted rape were shot, and villagers who did not comply with demands to hand over money were dragged away and hanged from trees, the United Nations said. Nick Cumming-bruce, New York Times, "South Sudan Forces Killed and Raped Hundreds in Brutal Campaign, U.N. Says," 10 July 2018 However, Holocaust researchers have also collected ample evidence of Polish villagers who murdered Jews fleeing the Nazis, or Polish blackmailers who preyed on the Jews for financial gain and stole their property. Aron Heller, The Seattle Times, "Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped," 19 Feb. 2019 The stone completely freaks the villagers out and Claire and Jamie are promptly banished. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Outlander's Season 4 Finale Will Leave You an Emotional Mess," 28 Jan. 2019 Later, government agents spoke with villagers, who confirmed that the men in the tunnel had been Taliban commanders and members of a Red Unit. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 5 Dec. 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 How to pronounce villager (audio) \

Kids Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

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