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[kuhn-tree-woo m-uh n] /ˈkʌn triˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural countrywomen.
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
a woman who lives in the country.
Origin of countrywoman
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at country, woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She guessed my thoughts, and said, smilingly, that it was a present from the countrywoman.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Good comrade, won't you do anything to help your own countrywoman?'

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • Either you are or are not in love with this countrywoman of yours.

  • He eyed his countrywoman severely for an instant, then went on with his speech.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • But there was at least a chance of his falling in love with his own countrywoman.

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • The countrywoman's fear of the Jail nipped and bit eagerly at her unwilling heels.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • You will gratify me by remembering that I am your countrywoman.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • Ah, yes—there was also a countrywoman of yours staying at the place.

  • How does it happen that a countrywoman of mine is here alone?

  • But the foot-soldier would be a body without a soul, if he had no countrywoman.

    A Thousand Francs Reward Emile Gaboriau

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