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

Definition of villager

: an inhabitant of a village

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for villager



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of villager in a Sentence

the villagers have a reputation for being polite and helpful to the tourists
Recent Examples on the Web One video depicts Genadi Petrosyan, 69, a villager from Madatashen, being beheaded by what appeared to be Azerbaijani soldiers. Washington Post, "Videos from Nagorno-Karabakh conflict prompt accusations of war crimes," 25 Dec. 2020 Kankara villager Lawal Muhammed said the attack left most residents terrified and traumatized. Sam Olukoya And Carley Petesch, The Christian Science Monitor, "#BringBackOurBoys: Hundreds of schoolboys abducted in Nigeria," 16 Dec. 2020 During the festival, a crowd gathers here to watch an effigy of a Basque villager, known as Celedón, whiz down a zip wire with his open umbrella to kick off the party. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, "Destinations on the rise for 2021," 20 Nov. 2020 An embarrassed villager in Aberhosan, Wales, has learned their old TV has been messing up the entire village broadband connection. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "How an Older TV Screwed Up an Entire Village’s Internet," 2 Oct. 2020 In it, two women gaze over an orderly town, while a villager nearby beats away a snake. Lucy Jakub, The New York Review of Books, "Maine’s Sublime Canvas of Contradictions," 12 Sep. 2020 In 2001, however, a villager in a former war zone handed Platt a shell from a Burmese roofed turtle. Rachel Nuwer, Star Tribune, "Turtle with permanent smile brought back from extinction," 10 Sep. 2020 Then a villager died -- and the police took their claims seriously. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than nearly any city. But 60 years ago, tigers were still seen in the wild," 15 Aug. 2020 Pretend to move to a remote island to fish and farm with your animal villager friends? Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for August 7: Coronavirus, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, TikTok, police," 7 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'villager.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of villager

1570, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about villager

Time Traveler for villager

Time Traveler

The first known use of villager was in 1570

See more words from the same year

Statistics for villager

Last Updated

29 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Villager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for villager


How to pronounce villager (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village


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

Kids Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on villager

What made you want to look up villager? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!