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 When a villager near Shijiazhuang tried to escape quarantine to buy a pack of cigarettes, a zealous party chief ordered him tied to a tree. New York Times, "Power, Patriotism and 1.4 Billion People: How China Beat the Virus and Roared Back," 5 Feb. 2021 Balram, a poor, undereducated villager, feels trapped in a metaphorical rooster coop, waiting to be slaughtered. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Scarface’ meets Indian caste system in ‘The White Tiger’ (review)," 21 Jan. 2021 In some versions of the scenario, the weather had a big influence on how much food each villager produced; in others, luck was less important. Alison Gopnik, WSJ, "Our Sense of Fairness Is Beyond Politics," 21 Jan. 2021 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

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First Known Use of villager

1570, in the meaning defined above

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“Villager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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

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