vil·lag·er | \ˈvi-li-jər \

Definition of villager 

: an inhabitant of a village

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Synonyms & Antonyms for villager


burgher, citizen, townie (or towny), townsman



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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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Ouk remembers soldiers pointing their guns at the villagers and force-marching them out of Koas Krala. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, "Survivor of Cambodian killing fields now a UC Berkeley graduate," 11 May 2018 The violence has been sparked largely by villagers in rural areas — some of whom may be using smartphones for the first time. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "As mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp sweep India, authorities struggle to combat fake news," 2 July 2018 An article on Tuesday about a spate of Guinea worm infections in dogs described incorrectly the size of Hoplobatrachus occipitalis, the bullfrogs occasionally consumed by villagers in Chad. New York Times, "Corrections: June 20, 2018," 19 June 2018 The pair, working with a few other classmates, identified a huge pain point for villagers in Sub-Saharan Africa: an over-reliance on diesel and kerosene as energy sources, creating a costly, inefficient system. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Madison-based clean energy startup takes first prize in Gov Biz Plan Contest," 8 June 2018 The trunks are often completely hollow, sometimes big enough to provide homes, shops and meeting spaces for local villagers. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Something Is Killing Off Africa’s Largest Baobab Trees," 12 June 2018 Displaced people and local villagers attending a church service in Myitkyina, Kachin state. Jon Emont And, WSJ, "Myanmar Military Targets Other Ethnic Groups After Driving Rohingya Out," 28 May 2018 On the day of the armistice, American soldiers celebrated victory with war-weary villagers in Stenay. Laurent Rebours, Houston Chronicle, "AP PHOTOS: Then and now: France's World War I battle-scape," 24 May 2018 Barona Indian Reservation is established for Kumeyaay villagers forced off their ancestral land on the San Diego River to make way for the El Capitan Dam and Reservoir; others are relocated to Viejas in 1934. Merrie Monteagudo,, "History in headlines," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of villager

1570, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village


vil·lag·er | \ˈvi-li-jər \

Kids Definition of villager

: a person who lives in a village

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