- a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
- a native or inhabitant of a particular region.
- a person who lives in the country.
- an unsophisticated person, as one who lives in or comes from a rural area; rustic.
Origin of countryman
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1. compatriot, fellow citizen, landsman. 3. rustic, farmer, peasant.
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Examples from the Web for countryman
She later went on to appear (from 2000 to 2003) in the series Clarissa and the Countryman, with Johnny Scott.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’
March 22, 2014
“The human species is a deeply flawed biological product”—so wrote my countryman Arthur Koestler.In Syria, Europe & Boston, the Past Is Never Finished
May 11, 2013
But, of course, this "other" is most often anything but; it is actually friend, neighbor and countryman.The Sectarian Calamity
May 9, 2013
He is a countryman of mine; and I know he is as avaricious as an Odomantian.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It was plain that he was a man of sense and spirit, one to be proud of; plain that he was a countryman, too.The Bacillus of Beauty
Nor I; but it's pleasant to meet a countryman in a foreign land.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
The interpreter, his countryman, called these Portuguese 'white gentlemen.'The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
The countryman in the city, the city man in the country, is in a comic situation.The American Mind
- a person who lives in the country
- a person from a particular country or from one's own country (esp in the phrase fellow countryman)
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Word Origin and History for countryman
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