vil·​lag·​er ˈvi-li-jər How to pronounce villager (audio)
: an inhabitant of a village

Examples of villager in a Sentence

the villagers have a reputation for being polite and helpful to the tourists
Recent Examples on the Web Basel Adra, his family and other villagers attempt to hold onto their dignity and their homes in the face of a campaign by the Israeli army to seize their land and destroy their dwellings, purportedly to use the area for military training. Matthew Carey, Deadline, 16 June 2024 Another six people were killed months earlier in the DRC’s Lake Kivu after a boat carrying 150 villagers overturned. Xiaofei Xu, CNN, 12 June 2024 Evil Does Not Exist rings unnervingly true in its particulars, from the bizarre bedfellows created by modern capitalism to the quiet contempt with which city folk treat poorer villagers. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 4 June 2024 The play ends with the villagers discovering a witch after drowning a number of innocent women. Maria Varenikova, New York Times, 27 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for villager 

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of villager was in 1570

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“Villager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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vil·​lag·​er ˈvil-ij-ər How to pronounce villager (audio)
: a person living in a village

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